By Lorenzo DiTommaso
This quantity illuminates the total quantity of the corpus of historical and mediaeval apocryphal Daniel literature. it's the first learn to ascertain the Daniel legenda, the apocryphal apocalypses, and the prognostica as discrete different types of texts and to judge their regular courting to the biblical publication of Daniel. exact emphases contain the identity of the texts and their manuscript facts in addition to the examine of overdue vintage and early mediaeval apocalyptic literature attributed to Daniel. This quantity may be of specific curiosity to biblical students and to people who specialize in biblical apocrypha and pseudepigrapha.
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But it was F. 61 Although the great bulk of his work is devoted to the presentation of the translations of the apocryphal Daniel apocalypses, Macler’s primary analytic interest with them is generic. As he remarks, “L’intérêt principal que présente l’étude de nos Apocalypses est de faire ressortir la longue durée de ce genre littéraire. L’inspiration apocalyptique fournie par la livre de Daniel n’est même pas épuisée par le Moyen Age. ”62 In the same year, W. 64 These two works represent, among other things, a watershed in the understanding of the history of the development of eschatological speculation in early Christian apocrypha.
70 JBL 98 (1977), 609–610 at 610: “This Daniel apocalypse is one of a number of works associated with this ﬁgure: Berger records 15 diﬀerent items in his list of sources. It would have been helpful if the Daniel apocalypse edited by Berger had been set in its place in this literature . 73 Alexander traces the history of the Byzantine apocalypses from the decline of the Sibylline tradition in the Dark Ages of the seventh century through the appearance of the Syriac (and later Greek) apocalypses attributed to Pseudo-Methodius to several key Daniel apocalypses and a number of other texts of the high Byzantine period.
77 F. García Martínez, “Notas al margen de 4QpsDaniel Arameo,” AO 1 (1983), 193–208 [= “4QPseudo Daniel Aramaic and the Pseudo-Danielic Literature,” Qumran and Apocalyptic. Studies on the Aramaic Texts from Qumran (STDJ 9; Leiden, 1992), 137–161]. The English translation is cited throughout this chapter. , followed by an eschatological section in which the ﬁgure of the Antichrist plays a leading role” (160). Next, he posits that, with the exception of the Syriac and Persian texts, both of which he understands to be Jewish, the later Daniel apocalypses are Christian works that were composed originally in Greek, that deal primarily with Byzantine history and the reaction to the Islamic conquest, and that incorporate elements from both the biblical Book of Daniel and the New Testament, especially the schema of the four kingdoms (Daniel 2 and 7).