By Catrin H. Williams, Christopher C. Rowland

John's Gospel has usually been considered as the least apocalyptic record within the New testomony. This intriguing new assortment redresses the stability via exploring the ways that the apocalyptic literature of moment Temple Judaism has contributed to the theology and outlook of John's Gospel.
Given that John, just like the Jewish apocalyptic texts, is essentially thinking about the subject of revelation, the members study how apocalyptic rules will help to provide an explanation for the Johannine portrayal of Jesus because the messenger despatched from heaven to bare the divine mysteries, in addition to the Gospel's presentation of the job of the Spirit, its realizing of evil, and the meant results of this 'apocalypse in opposite' on its readers and hearers. The hugely special members contain, John Ashton, Christopher Rowland, April DeConick, Judith Lieu and Jorg Frey.

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The last of these stories is set in the reign of the otherwise unknown Darius the Mede. Chapter 7 moves back to the ¿rst year of his predecessor, Belshazzar. 15) and to ¿nd himself unable to interpret them on his own. From being the protagonist in a series of stories, he has suddenly begun to write in his own person. 13-14). 22). But here was a different and altogether superior being, the recipient of ‘dominion and kingdom’ that had hitherto been reserved to God alone. 26) was simply paving the way for a quite extraordinary transference of all authority to this man-like ¿gure in the clouds.

After the introductory chapter it becomes clear that Daniel’s main role was that of an exceptionally gifted interpreter of dreams and visions. 20). So it comes as no surprise that when, at the beginning of ch. 2, the king’s men are summoned to interpret41 some especially nasty dreams 40 Worth mentioning is the fact that the total of eight manuscripts of the book of Daniel discovered at Qumran exceeds the Qumran ¿nds for most books of the Hebrew Bible. See Peter W. Flint, ‘The Daniel Tradition at Qumran’, in Craig A.

26 John’s Gospel and Intimations of Apocalyptic Revealed Wisdom in Second Temple Judaism Since it is in their attitude to revealed wisdom that the various currents of thought Àowing through Second Temple Judaism can best be distinguished from one another,53 before turning to the Fourth Gospel I want to consider some apocalyptic writings that represent these attitudes, concluding with 1 Enoch. Looking at the various sects and groupings in Second Temple Judaism, we can easily see that the most signi¿cant difference between them is in their attitude to the Jewish Law; the most important question in this connection is how far any particular group is prepared to welcome additional revelations beside and besides the Torah.

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