Mysteries and Revelations: Apocalyptic Studies since the Uppsala Colloquium
in The Library of Second Temple Studies
Publisher T&T Clark
The Uppsala Colloquium of 1979 addressed all aspects of apocalypticism in the ancient Mediterranean world and Near East. In this volume, Collins presents a survey of the study of apocalypticism in the decade after the Colloquium, and in particular the relation between the literary genre 'apocalypse' and the broader phenomenon of apocalypticism. Other essays exploring the linguistic character of apocalyptic texts break new ground in the field of methodological research. They include treatments of 1 Enoch, 4 Ezra, the role of folk tradition, Persian apocalyptic and text linguistics.