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Bibil Identifier bibil:245827
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Danielic Discourse on Empire in Second Temple Literature
Author Frisch, Alexandria
Series Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 176)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature HZ 2486/176
Place 224.5.08
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-33129-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
263 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract In The Danielic Discourse on Empire in Second Temple Literature, Alexandria Frisch asks: how did Jews in the Second Temple period understand the phenomenon of foreign empire? In answering this question, a remarkable trend reveals itself—the book of Daniel, which situates its narrative in an imperial context and apocalyptically envisions empires, was overwhelmingly used by Jewish writers when they wanted to say something about empires. This study examines Daniel, as well as antecedents to and interpretations of Daniel, in order to identify the diachronic changes in perceptions of empire during this period. Oftentimes, this Danielic discourse directly reacted to imperial ideologies, either copying, subverting, or adapting those ideologies. Throughout this study, postcolonial criticism, therefore, provides a hermeneutical lens through which to ask a second question: in an imperial context, is the Jewish conception of empire actually Jewish?
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Daniel
Last modification 2017-11-29