Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful Hardback
Perspectives on Wealth in the Second Temple Period and the Apocalypse of John
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Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful
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Mark D. Mathews argues that John's rejection of affluence was instead shaped by ideas in the Jewish literature of the Second Temple period which associated the rich with the wicked and viewed the poor as the righteous. Mathews explores how traditions preserved in the Epistle of Enoch and later Enochic texts played a formative role in shaping John's theological perspective. This book will be of interest to those researching poverty and wealth in early Christian communities and the relationship between the traditions preserved in the Dead Sea Scrolls and New Testament.
Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful by Mark D. Mathews was published by Cambridge University Press in February 2013. The ISBN for Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful is 9781107018501.
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Part I. Introduction:
1. The question of wealth in the Apocalypse
Part II. The Language of Wealth and Poverty in the Second Temple Period:
2. Dead Sea Scrolls: non-sectarian Aramaic documents
3. Dead Sea Scrolls: non-sectarian Hebrew documents
4. Dead Sea Scrolls: sectarian Hebrew documents
5. Other Jewish literature
Part III. Wealth, Poverty, and the Faithful Community in the Apocalypse of John:
6. The language of wealth and poverty in the seven messages – Rev 2-3
7. The present eschatological age – Rev 4-6
8. Buying and selling in Satan's world – Rev 12-13, 18
9. Final conclusions.
Details for Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful
|Author / Artist||Mark D. Mathews|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press (February 2013)|
|Number of Pages||291|
|Page last updated||23rd November 2017|