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The Resource The heavenly book motif in Judeo-Christian apocalypses 200 BCE-200 CE

The heavenly book motif in Judeo-Christian apocalypses 200 BCE-200 CE

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The heavenly book motif in Judeo-Christian apocalypses 200 BCE-200 CE
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The heavenly book motif in Judeo-Christian apocalypses 200 BCE-200 CE
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eng
Summary
Books and writing, according to Jacques Derrida, are always concerned with questions of life and death. Nowhere is this more true than regarding the heavenly book motif, which plays an important role in early Judeo-Christian literature, and particularly in apocalypses. This book identifies four sub-types of the motif¿¿́the books of life, deeds, fate, and action¿¿́and examines their development and function primarily in Jewish and Christian apocalypses. It argues that the overarching function of the motif is to signify life and death for those inscribed: earthly life and death in its early appearances and eternal destiny in later texts. The first full-length analysis of the heavenly book motif in English, this study highlights a vital element of the genre apocalypse
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Brill Biblical studies, ANES and Early Christianity 2011
Dewey number
220/.046
Index
index present
LC call number
BM635
LC item number
.H43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Brill Academic Publishers
Series statement
Supplements to the journal for the study of Judaism,
Series volume
152
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  • Eschatology, Jewish
  • BIBLES
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Eschatology, Jewish
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The heavenly book motif in Judeo-Christian apocalypses 200 BCE-200 CE
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preliminary Material -- One: Introduction -- Two: "But if Not, Blot Me Out of the Book:" Earthly and Heavenly Books in the Hebrew Scriptures up to Daniel -- Three: "Everyone Who Is Found Written in the Book:" The Heavenly Book of Life in Daniel, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other Second Temple Literature -- Four: "And Books Were Opened:" The Heavenly Book of Deeds in Daniel and other Second Temple Literature -- Five: "It Has Been Written and Ordained:" Heavenly Tablets and the Book of Fate in Jubilees, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other Second Temple Literature -- Six: "Who Is Worthy to Open the Scroll?" The Adaptation of the Motif in the New Testament -- Seven: "But Not Like the Books of This World:" The Heavenly Book in Christian Literature of the Second Century -- Eight: Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index of Modern Authors -- Subject Index -- Index of Primary Texts
Control code
834075951
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004210783
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1163/ej.9789004207264.i-234
  • 9786613345646
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334564
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remote
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(OCoLC)834075951
Label
The heavenly book motif in Judeo-Christian apocalypses 200 BCE-200 CE
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preliminary Material -- One: Introduction -- Two: "But if Not, Blot Me Out of the Book:" Earthly and Heavenly Books in the Hebrew Scriptures up to Daniel -- Three: "Everyone Who Is Found Written in the Book:" The Heavenly Book of Life in Daniel, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other Second Temple Literature -- Four: "And Books Were Opened:" The Heavenly Book of Deeds in Daniel and other Second Temple Literature -- Five: "It Has Been Written and Ordained:" Heavenly Tablets and the Book of Fate in Jubilees, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other Second Temple Literature -- Six: "Who Is Worthy to Open the Scroll?" The Adaptation of the Motif in the New Testament -- Seven: "But Not Like the Books of This World:" The Heavenly Book in Christian Literature of the Second Century -- Eight: Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index of Modern Authors -- Subject Index -- Index of Primary Texts
Control code
834075951
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004210783
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1163/ej.9789004207264.i-234
  • 9786613345646
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
334564
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)834075951

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