Apocalypse Against Empire Paperback

Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism

by Anathea E. Portier-Young;

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Apocalypse Against Empire

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The year 167 B.C.E. marked the beginning of a period of intense persecution for the people of Judea, as Seleucid emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes attempted -- forcibly and brutally -- to eradicate traditional Jewish religious practices. In Apocalypse against Empire Anathea Portier-Young reconstructs the historical events and key players in this traumatic episode in Jewish history and provides a sophisticated treatment of resistance in early Judaism.Building on a solid contextual foundation, Portier-Young argues that the first Jewish apocalypses emerged as a literature of resistance to Hellenistic imperial rule. In particular, Portier-Young contends, the book of Daniel, the Apocalypse of Weeks, and the Book of Dreams were written to supply an oppressed people with a potent antidote to the destructive propaganda of the empire -- renewing their faith in the God of the covenant and answering state terror with radical visions of hope.

Apocalypse Against Empire by Anathea E. Portier-Young was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in February 2014. The ISBN for Apocalypse Against Empire is 9780802870834.

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Details for Apocalypse Against Empire

Page last updated 15th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (February 2014)
Number of Pages488
Thickness26 mm
Height240 mm
Width160 mm
Product Code4244101
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