B461 Apocalyptic Literature

3 Units
5 CEUs

Course Outline

1. Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature

2. Old Testament Apocalyptic

a. Daniel
b. Ezekiel

3. Apocalyptic Between the Testaments

a. Enoch
b. Treatise of Shem
c. Apocalyptic at Qumran (The Dead Sea Scrolls)

4. New Testament Apocalyptic

a. Mark 13 (and Parallels)
b. 2 Thess
c. Revelation

5. Concluding Remarks

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to that genre of literature found in early Judaism and early Christianity which scholars call apocalyptic.

Course Requirements: The student will be required to read the textbook listed below, as well as the lectures for this course. The student will also be required to take a final exam on the material covered in the lectures and the textbook.

Textbook: The student will do his or her primary work in the Biblical and extra-biblical texts which will be assigned as the course proceeds. The student will also need to purchase and read the course textbook, The Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity (Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum Ad Novum Testamentum. Sec 3, Jewish Traditions in Early Christianity), by James C. Vanderkam (Editor), William Adler (Editor).

This book may be purchased through The Campus Bookstore

All Sections Below Must Be Completed:

Lectures and Assigned Reading

Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature
Old Testament Apocalyptic
Apocalyptic Between the Testaments
Apocalyptic at Qumran
New Testament Apocalyptic
The Revelation of John