Visions and Eschatology Paperback

A Socio-Historical Analysis of Zechariah 1-6

by Antonios Finitsis;

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Visions and Eschatology

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Zechariah 1-6 is unlike most of the prophets in the Hebrew Bible. He is pro-establishment and he conveys his message mostly with visions. These observations have led to scholarly disagreements as to how one should understand his role. Antonios Finitsis mediates this disagreement by triangulating the relationship of Zechariah's visionary mode of expression, his message and his function. Zechariah has often been seen as a link between prophecy and apocalypticism. However, Finitsis argues again assuming the presence of this link - warning against the potential for reductionist thinking. Furthermore, Proto-Zechariah's viewpoint is particular to the post-exilic social setting. His visions are influenced by the social circumstances in which they are expressed. Proto-Zechariah refers to the near future using elements from the community's present. Therefore, Finitsis defines the message of Proto-Zechariah one of restoration eschatology, suggesting that the text is addressed to a small province plagued by inner-community conflicts. The text succeeds in alleviating social discord by empowering the people to rebuild their community. This presents a unique and challenging understand of Zechariah's prophetic role. >

Visions and Eschatology by Antonios Finitsis was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in December 2012. The ISBN for Visions and Eschatology is 9780567131591.

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Details for Visions and Eschatology

Page last updated 15th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (December 2012)
Number of Pages208
Thickness10 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4068078
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