A New Look at Enoch and Elijah in the Apocalypse of Elijah

In: Christian Discourse in Late Antiquity

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Abstract

The Apocalypse of Elijah is an early Christian text that recycles earlier eschatological traditions, offering an idiosyncratic account of the defeat of the Antichrist and the end of the world. This article investigates the origins and internal logic of the eschatological scenario narrated in this text. In contrast to previous scholarship, we argue that this scenario is not a hodgepodge of various mutually exclusive Jewish and Christian traditions but a systematic account of the eschatological events.

Christian Discourse in Late Antiquity

Hermeneutical, institutional and textual perspectives

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