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Figures of Ezra / Jan N. Bremmer, Veronika Hirschberger, Tobias Nicklas (eds.).

Other author/creatorBremmer, Jan N., editor.
Other author/creatorHirschberger, Veronika, 1987- editor.
Other author/creatorNicklas, Tobias, 1967- editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Leuven : Peeters, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxiv, 300 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Studies on early Christian apocrypha
Studies on early Christian apocrypha ; 13. ^A1362783
Contents Ezra as a new Moses in rabbinic tradition / G. Stemberger -- Dimensions of time in Jewish apocalyptic thought : the case of 4 Ezra / M. Henze -- Future agents of 4 Ezra in light of first and second century Jewish visionary experiences / L. Arcari -- Visionary practices in the fourth book of Ezra / I. Czachesz -- The messiah hidden in the depths of the sea : reminiscences of 4 Ezra in the Armenian script of the Lord's infancy / I. Dorfmann-Lazarev -- The composition of '2 Esdras' : reflections on the relationship of 4, 5 and 6 Ezra with special regard to the use of female image / J. Schröter& L. Milbach -- 5 Ezra : prophetic or apocalyptic writing? / V. Hirschberger & T. Nicklas -- As if not : dissimulation strategies from Paul to the sixth book of Ezra / L. Walt -- The long Latin version of the Vision of Ezra : date, place and tour of hell / J. N. Bremmer -- Substitutes in hell : schemes of atonement in the Ezra Apocalypses / M. Henning -- The Apocalypse of Sedrach / J. Dochhom -- They visited heaven and refused to die : anxieties of discontinuity in the Testament of Abraham and in Ezra traditions / F. Mirguet -- Die lateinische Vision des Esra / H. Schmitt, in Zusammenarbeit mit J. Stettner -- Bibliography of extra-canonical Ezra material / V. Hirschberger & T. Nicklas.
Abstract "This book is one of the first modern collections of studies on important aspects of the Ezra figure that combines both Jewish and Christian traditions. The volume opens with a study of Ezra in rabbinic literature and continues with four chapters on 4 Ezra, discussing its dimensions of time, future agents and visionary practices as well as reminiscences of 4 Ezra in the Armenian Script of the Lord's Infancy. The following chapters study the relationship of 4, 5 and 6 Ezra, the nature of 5 Ezra and dissimulation strategies in 6 Ezra. The last chapters concentrate on the important discovery in 1984 of a longer version of the Vision of Ezra. Studies of its place, date, tour of hell as well as its scheme of atonements make a start with integrating this text in the study of early Christianity. Analyses of the Apocalypse of Sedrach and of anxieties of discontinuity in the Testament of Abraham and in Ezra traditions further contribute to a better understanding of this text. The final chapter offers the first German translation of this exciting discovery. As has become customary, the volume concludes with an extensive bibliography and detailed index."--Publisher's website.
General noteInternational conference proceedings.
General note"In this thirteenth volume of the series we present the proceedings of a conference on the figure of Ezra, which took place in Regensburg on 25-27 June 2015...."--Page vii.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 280-292) and index.
LanguageContributions in English, with 1 in German.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN9042935308 (pbk.)

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