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Bibil Identifier bibil:221034
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Quand une source est cannibalisée : étude d’un fragment constitutif de l’Apocalypse syriaque de Baruch
Author Cardinal, Pierre
Journal Apocrypha (Volume: 21)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language French
Pages 215-242 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch contains a list of twelve woes that are to come upon the earth before the end of times. A duration in week units is provided afterwards (2 Ba 28:2). The proposed solutions assume that the author would have seen the destruction of the temple as triggering off the tribulation period. Such an interpretation however, contradicts the work of Frederick Murphy who understood the author’s intentions as representing Jewish faith without a temple, rather then building up nationalist expectations for that era. This article aims to demonstrate that the enigmatic formula, once applied to the twelve woes, is an expression of the septimana mundi concept. As a matter of fact, the theme of creation is found elsewhere with this view, the epistle making reference to it. This section proceeds however from its own internal logic that points to a different origin from the rest of the book. And that would not be the only occurrence of such a practice in 2 Baruch. The Baruch insertion to Cyprian’s Ad Quirinum as well as an unkown Barnabas scripture citation will be considered in that respect.
DOI 10.1484/J.APOCRA.1.102238
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Jeremiah-Baruch : Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch / 2 Baruch
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Apostolic Fathers : Letter of Barnabas
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