New PDF release: Jewish Apocalypticism in Late First Century Israel: Reading

By Matthias Henze

The Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch or Second Baruch is a Jewish paintings of the overdue first century C.E., written in Israel within the aftermath of the Jewish conflict opposed to Rome. it truly is a part of a bigger physique of post-70 C.E. Jewish literature. The authors of those works had a tough cost. They had to re/imagine Judaism and its relevant symbols, take count number of a thriving Diaspora, and articulate how Jewish lifestyles was once to be lived from then on, with out the good thing about a temple. Written at a time of non secular reconstruction and psychological reorientation, Second Baruch occupies a distinct position within the historical past of early Jewish suggestion. during this hugely unique paintings, the writer of Second Baruch constructed an apocalyptic software that used to be meant for post-70 C.E. Judaism at huge and never for a small dissident neighborhood merely. this system accommodates quite a few theological strands, leader between them the Deuteronomic promise of a wealthy and lengthy lifestyles for these protecting the Torah and the apocalyptic promise of a brand new heaven and a brand new earth.
during this ebook, Matthias Henze bargains a detailed analyzing of a few of the significant passages in Second Baruch , exposes its major issues, explains the apocalyptic application it advocates, attracts a few parallels with different texts, Jewish and Christian, and locates Second Baruch 's highbrow position within the rugged terrain of post-70 C.E. Jewish literature and concept. for contemporary readers attracted to Judaism of the past due moment Temple interval, within the Jewish global from which early Christianity emerged, and within the origins of rabbinic Judaism, Second Baruch is a useful source.

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