Apocalypse: The End of the World and the Secrets of Heaven in Ancient Judaism and Christianity (HA)

Subject associations
REL 342 / JDS 343
Spring 2021
Martha Himmelfarb
Registrar description

This course studies the rich corpus of revelations composed by ancient Jews and Christians about the end of the world, the fate of souls after death, the secrets of the cosmos, and God's heavenly abode, placing them in their historical contexts and considering them in relation to the development of Judaism and Christianity from the Hebrew Bible through late antiquity. Among the works to be considered are Enoch (an anthology of ancient Jewish apocalypses about the antediluvian patriarch), Daniel (Hebrew Bible), Revelation (New Testament), and Ezra (Apocrypha).

Additional description

Department Area Requirement: Ancient Mediterranean