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272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198784241

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John among the Apocalypses

Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition and the 'Apocalyptic' Gospel

Benjamin E. Reynolds

  • Draws on modern genre theory to compare the Gospel of John and Jewish apocalypses
  • Explains the importance of revelation in John and John's portrayal of Jesus as a figure descending from heaven
  • Explores reception history, including Byzantine iconography, to consider historical explanations for the apocalyptic shaping of the Gospel