Four kingdom motifs before and beyond the book of Daniel /

"The four kingdoms motif enabled writers of various cultures, times, and places, to periodize history as the staged succession of empires barrelling towards an utopian age. The motif provided order to lived experiences under empire (the present), in view of ancestral traditions and cultural her...

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Imprint:Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2020.
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Series:Themes in biblical narrative, 1388-3909 ; 26
Subject:Bible. -- Daniel -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. -- Daniel.
RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics
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Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12616425
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Other authors / contributors:Perrin, Andrew B., editor.
Stuckenbruck, Loren T., editor.
ISBN:9789004443280
9004443282
9789004442795
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summary:"The four kingdoms motif enabled writers of various cultures, times, and places, to periodize history as the staged succession of empires barrelling towards an utopian age. The motif provided order to lived experiences under empire (the present), in view of ancestral traditions and cultural heritage (the past), and inspired outlooks assuring hope, deliverance, and restoration (the future). Four Kingdoms Motifs Before and Beyond the Book of Daniel includes thirteen essays that explore the reach and redeployment of the motif in classical and ancient Near Eastern writings, Jewish and Christian scriptures, texts among the Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, depictions in European architecture and cartography, as well as patristic, rabbinic, Islamic, and African writings from antiquity through the Mediaeval eras"--
Other form:Print version: Four kingdom motifs before and beyond the book of Daniel. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2020 9789004442795