Units of Study

BBCL2606 - Apocalyptic in the Bible and Beyond

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ian Mark Young


This unit considers biblical and extra-biblical apocalyptic writings of the Second Temple period of Judaism (c 500 BCE - 100CE). Apocalyptic works are concerned with the revelation of transcendent knowledge, especially eschatology and the nature of the heavenly realm. Texts will include the Book of Daniel from the Hebrew Bible, extra-biblical works such as the Book of Enoch, and, from the Christian Scriptures, the Book of Revelation. We will examine the development of the literary form of the apocalypse, and explore how these texts express religious, socio-cultural, and historical developments of the period.


1x1.5 hr exam (equivalent to 1600wds) (35%), 1x1600wd essay (35%), other written assignments (equivalent to 1300wds) (30%)


3x1-hr seminars/week


BBCL1001 or BBCL1002 or HBRW1112 or HBRW2632



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