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Bibil Identifier bibil:248595
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Toward a Scientific Designation: Apocalypticism in Biblical and Modern Studies—A Comparative Approach
Author Becker, Patrick
Author Jöris, Steffen
Journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (Volume: 38, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 22-44 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Apocalyptic studies are nowadays a prominent field of enquiry within biblical studies. Yet, scholars have not been able to agree upon a definition of the term apocalyptic. The following study attempts to move this debate foreword by acknowledging the term as a modern scientific designation that scholars apply to historical sources and thus requires a definition based upon its use in modern scholarship. Since the use of the term has become a modus operandi in biblical and modern studies, an analysis of the various applications of the term by modern scholars provides the point of departure for a reflection upon its definition by means of a comparative study.
DOI 10.1163/18712207-12341314
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Apocalyptic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception
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