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Bibil Identifier bibil:202869
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Hellenistic Imagery and Iconography in Daniel 12.5-13
Author Peters, Janelle
Journal Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha (Volume: 19, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 127-145 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Though often interpreted in light of Mesopotamian traditions, exegetically problematic images in Dan. 12.5-13 have analogues in Hellenistic visual and literary representations of river gods. Hellenistic associations from the preceding chapters of Daniel 10—12 are amplified in the epilogue. Like Hellenistic river gods, the man in linen stands on the river with two attendants and two hands lifted in an attitude of sacrifice, prayer, and prophecy (cf. 1 En. 84.1-6). The man’s orientation suggests an evocation of the Jewish Temple, which was a pressing contemporary concern (cf. 1 Macc. 1.54, 59). Thus, the Danielic author constructs a Hellenistic Jewish framework for the eschatological speculation meant to support Jewish interests over against Roman-controlled Seleucids and Ptolemies.
DOI DOI:10.1177/0951820709354807
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Iconography
Pericopes Daniel 12,5-12,13
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