Recent Studies in "Apocalyptic"

James C. VanderKam

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1984

Issue: 1984 (Vol. 4, No 1, Winter, 1984)

This essay surveys recent developments in the investigation of Jewish (and Christian) apocalypticism. The amount of material dictates, however, that the survey be confined to a few of the more significant issues that have been exercising contemporary scholars. The topics that have been selected for review are (1) definition of terms and (2) isolation of the source(s) from which apocalyptic literature and theologies developed. Developments in each area will be summarized and evaluated.

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