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Apocalyptic Literature

Lecture no. 24 from the course: The Old Testament

 Apocalyptic Literature

Taught by Professor Amy-Jill Levine | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

What are the literary devices and sociological origins of apocalyptic writing? How are these typified by the Old Testament's only full-blown apocalyptic account (Daniel 7–12)? We conclude with a few comments on messianic speculation and future hope.

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April 9, 2017
The course presumes a greater familiarity with the Bible than I, unfortunately, possess. With that said, it was fascinating and I learned much and plan to continue to study. That's a great professor!

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March 31, 2017

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s********m
February 17, 2017
This is truly a well-rounded series covering all aspects and angles of the texts, from myth to covenant to history and prophecy, intrigue and mystery, war and redemption, and everything in between. Professor Any-Jill Levine contrasts the myths of other cultures with the stories of the OT in a way that sheds new light and new, faithful understanding of the texts, and also thoroughly covers the historical aspect. Well, well done!

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