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By John J. Collins, Peter W. Flint, Cameron Vanepps

During this choice of essays, greater than 30 major students from Europe, North the USA and Israel learn the composition and reception of Daniel in 8 sections: overview of scholarship and context; close to jap milieu; interpretation of particular passages; social atmosphere; literary context, together with Qumran; reception in Judaism and Christianity; textual historical past; and theology of Daniel.
This is the second one quantity to seem (following Writing and examining the Scroll of Isaiah. reviews of an Interpretative culture) within the assortment The Formation and Interpretation of outdated testomony Literature, a part of the sequence supplementations to Vetus Testamentum. extra volumes in instruction at the composition and reception of outdated testomony books comprise Genesis, Leviticus, Kings, Psalms, and Proverbs.

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Behrmann in 1894. 32 Most have focused on the maskilim mentioned in Daniel 11 and the I:Iasidim known from the books of Maccabees,33 an identification that has been shown to be problematic. 34 The problem with any attempt to reconstruct the social setting is that the book of Daniel is pseudepigraphic, and so the explicit setting in the Babylonian exile is known to be fictional. Scholars then have to infer information about the actual settings in which it was composed, from literature that attempts to hide those very settings.

It was necessary to find a theology that 45 See further J. J. Collins, "Inspiration or Illusion: Biblical Theology and the Book of Daniel," ExAud 6 (1990) 29-38. CURRENT ISSUES IN THE STUDY OF DANIEL 15 could accept the deaths of the righteous. The explanation was provided by the belief in resurrection, which finds its first clear biblical attestation here, although it is presupposed in the preMaccabean Enoch literature. 46 The logic of Daniel 11-12 argues powerfully that the "stumbling" of some of the maskilim does not refer to their falling away, but to their deaths.

Milik, "'Priere de Nabonide' et autres ecrits d'un cycle de Daniel," RB 63 (1956) 407-15, esp. 413. 17 Text and translation based on that given in Collins and Flint, "243-245. 4Qpseudo-Danielll-C ar," 108-\09, 144, 148, but with a different reconstruction of line 4, and with 1'l] [:ltD] (line I) explicitly reconstructed. 22 MICHAEL KNIBB of salvation indicated in line 2 to be followed by the inauguration of the first of a series of Gentile kingdoms, and because this would be the only instance where the four-kingdom sequence begins after the deliverance from exile.

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