HDS 1536

Apocalyptic Literature of the Second Temple Period

Giovanni Battista Bazzana


The main focus of this course will be on the apocalyptic literature of the Second Temple and early Christian periods through the close reading in translation of four representative texts (1 Enoch, Daniel, the Apocalypse of John, and 4 Ezra). The course will not be limited to the reading of apocalyptic texts, but it intends to address the main themes that characterize historical research on and the exegesis of this subject, as the definition of the apocalyptic genre, the counter-hegemonic elements in the texts, or the role of violence, which often informs apocalyptic imagery. Note: Course has additional section hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 2428


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Mon Wed 10am-11am
Andover Hall Room 118

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Jewish Studies
  • New Testament and Early Christianity
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None