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Bibil Identifier bibil:239172
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel
Title (English, ) Introduction, Text and Commentary
Author Henze, Matthias
Series Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum
Year (Publication) 2001
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2001
Year (Copyright) 2001
Year (Reference) 2001
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 18619
Place 228 DAN .05=20
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 3-16-147594-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages vii Pages
158 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Matthias Henze has prepared the editio princeps of the Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel, a hitherto unknown apocalypse composed in the early seventh century A.D. in Syriac and preserved in a single manuscript only. Following an introduction to the Apocalypse, the book includes an edition of the Syriac text, an English translation, and a detailed commentary.Like the biblical Daniel on which it is closely modelled, the Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel is an 'historical' apocalypse, i.e. it has two parts: the 'historical' first part relates the adventures of Daniel in midrashic form, from his deportation by Nebuchadnezzar until his return to Persia from Jerusalem which he visits with King Darius. Upon returning to Persia, Daniel has a sequence of apocalyptic visions which are recorded in the latter, eschatological part of the text and which describe the gradual unfolding of the end of time.The Syriac Apocalypse has preserved a number of motifs worth exploring: the messianic woes, the Gates of the North erected by Alexander the Great, a description of Antichrist's physiognomy, the Second Coming of Christ, and the new Jerusalem. Equally important, the Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel bears testimony to the vibrant apocalyptic currency in Syriac Christianity.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic : Eastern Aramaic : Syriac
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Ancient Versions : Syriac Versions : Peshitta
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Daniel : Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel
Genres Edition (Original Text)
Modern Translation
Commentary
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