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By Yarbro Collins

This quantity offers with Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts and events from the second one century BCE in the course of the fourth century CE. It specializes in significant subject matters, cosmology and eschatology; that is, perspectives of constitution of the universe together with its spiritual functionality and interpretations of heritage and the longer term. The distinct ancient and literary research of those issues are brought by means of an essay at the cultural hole among the unique contexts of those texts and people of readers at the present time and the way that hole might be bridged. The booklet bargains with the interrelations among post-biblical Judaism and early Christianity. The suitable Jewish texts and historical past are mentioned completely of their personal correct. The Christian fabric is approached in a fashion which exhibits either its continuity with Jewish culture and its uniqueness.

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