Apocalypse against empire theologies of resistance in early judaism april d westbrook apocalypse against empire theologies of resistance in early judaism by anathea e portier young pp xxiii 462 grand rapids mich eerdmans 2011 cloth 5000 in apocalypse against empire portier young integrates sociological studies of . In apocalypse against empire anathea portier young reconstructs the historical events and key players in this traumatic episode in jewish history and provides a sophisticated treatment of resistance in early judaism. Apocalypse against empire has 25 ratings and 3 reviews michael said this book has two halves theologies of resistance in early judaism as want to read a landmark and necessary read of careful research that will alter the way you read seleucid rule in judea and apocalypse as theological response flag like see review. In apocalypse against empire theologies of resistance in early judaism anathea portier young provides readers with an impeccably researched and carefully nuanced examination of the function of three second temple period apocalyptic texts daniel the apocalypse of weeks 1 en 9111 17 931 10 and the book of dreams 1 en 83 90 . Apocalypse against empire theologies of resistance in early judaism anathea e portier young the year 167 bce marked the beginning of a period of intense persecution for the people of judea as seleucid emperor antiochus iv epiphanes attempted forcibly and brutally to eradicate traditional jewish religious practices
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