Genre without a name: Was there a Hebrew term for "apocalypse"?

Alexander Kulik*

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Abstract

Although the term for "apocalypse" is not attested as a title or genre definition in the extant corpus of Hebrew or Jewish Aramaic documents, some early Hebrew, Syriac, and Arabic texts may contain rudimentary evidence in favor of the existence of a Hebrew or Jewish Aramaic equivalent for the term. Moreover, its reconstruction can contribute to better understanding of certain wide spread apocalyptic imagery, which must be closely connected to the semantics of this term.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)540-550
Number of pages11
JournalJournal for the Study of Judaism
Volume40
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Apocalypse
  • Book
  • Reconstruction
  • Revelation
  • Terminology
  • Title

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