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Bibil Identifier bibil:231321
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Revelation 21-22 in Light of Jewish and Greco-Roman Utopianism
Author Gilchrest, Eric J.
Series Biblical Interpretation Series (Volume: 118)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 1619
Place 227.9.08
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-25153-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages ix Pages
328 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract In Revelation 21-22 in Light of Jewish and Greco-Roman Utopianism, Eric J. Gilchrest offers a creative and compelling reading of Revelation 21-22 as understood through the lens of ancient utopianism. The work is in two parts beginning with a detailed portrait of ancient utopianism based on Greco-Roman and Jewish traditions. The portrait sketches the “topography” of the utopian landscape, which includes a thorough account of various traditions using fourteen utopian topoi or motifs.
The author then moves to a description of Revelation’s new Jerusalem in light of these two utopian traditions. With sensitivity to how this text would have been read by each utopian perspective, the author constructs a unique reading of a classic passage that highlights the variety of ways the text originally may have been heard.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Jewish-Christian Relations
Pericopes Revelation 21-22
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