Apocalyptic Literature (by Adolph) Essay

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Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 2 1.1 The Book of Daniel 2 1.1.1 Delimitation 2 1.1.2 7th – 12th Chapter 2 1.1.3 Why is it Apocalyptic? 2 1.1.4 Message 3 1.2 Isaiah 53: 5 3 1.2.1 Delimitation and Context 3 1.2.2 Why is it Apocalyptic? 3 1.2.3 Theology and Message 4 1.3 The Book of Apocalypse (Revelation) 13-20 4 1.3.1 Delimitation 4 1.3.2 Context of the Book 4 1.3.3 Why is the Book Apocalyptic 5 1.3.4 Theology and Message 5 1.4 Gospel According to Mark 3:22-30 5 1.4.1 Context 5 1.4.2 Why is it Apocalyptic? 6 1.4.3 Theology of the Passage 6 CONCLUSION 6 BIBLIOGRAPHY 6 INTRODUCTION Apocalyptic literature has been explained as revealing the mysteries hidden in the word of God. It is a genre of prophetical writing that developed in post-Exilic Jewish culture and was popular among millennialist early Christians. “A product of the Judeo-Christian tradition, apocalyptic literature is characteristically pseudonymous; it takes narrative form, employs esoteric language, expresses a pessimistic view of the present, and treats the final events as imminent.” 1.1 The Book of Daniel 7-12 1.1.1 Delimitation The book of Daniel was given to give hope to the Jews during their persecution. Daniel was a Judean, whom during the Babylonian exile was taken to the courts as a young boy. He was a contemporary of Ezekiel and worked very hard against the oppressions and persecutions of the people of Yahweh as a prophet, despite the oppressions. Personally, he belonged to a family of nobles, thus he was able and exceptionally intelligent. 1.1.2 7th – 12th Chapter Written in first person, this part of the book holds a somehow eschatological aspect, which is expounded in visions and very hidden language, and most famously, the symbol of the beast (Dan 7:1-9), and also that of the ram and the he-goat. According to some scholars, the originally, Chapters 2:4 to

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