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Collins, John J. (John Joseph) 1946-

Overview
Works: 121 works in 735 publications in 2 languages and 29,792 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Commentaries  Reference works  Prophecies  Comparative studies  Dictionaries  Introductions  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Originator, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, isb
Classifications: BM487, 296.336
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John J Collins
The scepter and the star : the messiahs of the Dead Sea scrolls and other ancient literature by John J Collins( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Scepter and the Star, John J. Collins turns to the Dead Sea Scrolls to shed new light on the origins, meaning, and relevance of messianic expectations. The first Christians were Jews who believed that Jesus of Nazareth was the messiah - the Christ; Christians could be called "followers of the messiah." Other Jews did not accept this claim, and so the Christians went their own way and grew into a separate religion. The disagreement about the identity of the messiah is the root difference between Judaism and Christianity." "The recent disclosure of the full corpus of the Dead Sea Scrolls now makes it possible to see this disagreement in a fuller context than ever before. The most stunning revelation of the new evidence is the diversity of messianic expectations in Judaism around the beginning of the common era. The Hebrew word "messiah" means "anointed one." According to the scrolls, the messiah could be a warrior king in the line of David, a priest, a prophet, or a teacher. He could be called "the Son of God." Jesus of Nazareth fitted the expectations some Jews of the time had of the messiah. The majority of Jews, however, had quite different expectations."--BOOK JACKET
Between Athens and Jerusalem : Jewish identity in the Hellenistic Diaspora by John J Collins( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most creative and consequential collisions in Western culture involved the encounter of Judaism with Hellenism. In this study of the Jews who lived in Hellenistic Egypt, "between Athens and Jerusalem," John J. Collins examines the literature of Hellenistic Jerusalem, treating not only the introductory questions of date, authorship, and provenance but also the larger question of Jewish identity in the Greco-Roman world. First published in 1984, this study is now revised and updated to take into account the best of recent scholarship."--Jacket
The encyclopedia of apocalypticism by John J Collins( Book )

43 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 covers the beginnings of apocalypticism in the ancient Near East, moves through early Judaism, and ends at the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. Volume 2 begins with the apocalypticism in early Christian theology (100 C.E.) and concludes with discussions of apocalyptic influences in medieval and renaissance literature (up to 1800 C.E.). Volume 3 brings the discussion into the 20th century and focuses on the influences of apocalypticism on modern popular culture, art, science, politics, and thought
The Dead Sea scrolls : a biography by John J Collins( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination--and more controversy--than perhaps any other archaeological find
Daniel : a commentary on the book of Daniel by John J Collins( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apocalyptic imagination : an introduction to the Jewish matrix of Christianity by John J Collins( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel : with an introduction to apocalyptic literature by John J Collins( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apocalyptic imagination : an introduction to Jewish apocalyptic literature by John J Collins( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an initial overview of things apocalyptic, Collins proceeds to deal with individual apocalyptic texts -- the early Enoch literature, the book of Daniel, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and others -- concluding with an examination of apocalypticism in early Christianity. Collins has updated this third edition throughout to account for the recent profusion of studies germane to ancient Jewish apocalypticism, and he has also substantially revised and updated the bibliography
The Eerdmans dictionary of early Judaism by John J Collins( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collins (Old Testament criticism and interpretation, Yale Divinity School) and Harlow (religion, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI) along with many contributors, investigate the Second Temple period in the development of Judaism from the fourth century BCE to the second century CE
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible by John J Collins( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This accessible introduction to the Hebrew Bible, including the Apocrypha, features a CD-ROM that uses Libronix software and offers extensive additional materials, including discussion questions, maps, illustrations and Web resources
Hellenism in the land of Israel( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Daniel : composition and reception( Book )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and German and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish wisdom in the Hellenistic age by John J Collins( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this exploration of Jewish Wisdom during the Hellenistic period, internationally known scholar John J. Collins examines the books of Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon, the Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides, and the recently discovered Qumran Sapiential A text from the Dead Sea Scrolls - offering one of the first such looks at this text in print. This commentary is a compelling analysis of these four important texts and their continuing traditions."--Jacket
Hebrew Bible or Old Testament? : studying the Bible in Judaism and Christianity by Roger Brooks( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea scrolls by John J Collins( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the issue of apocalypticism in the Scrolls; how the notions of the 'end', Messianic expectation and eternal life affected the Dead Sea sect, influenced Judaism and filtered into Christianity
Death, ecstasy, and other worldly journeys by John J Collins( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls by Timothy H Lim( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeks to probe the main disputed issues in the study of the Scrolls. Lively debate continues over the archaeology and history of the site, the nature and identity of the sect, and its relation to the broader world of Second Temple Judaism and to later Jewish and Christian tradition. It is the Handbook's intention here to reflect on diverse opinions and viewpoints, highlight the points of disagreement, and point to promising directions for future research. --from publisher description
Jewish cult and Hellenistic culture : essays on the Jewish encounter with Hellenism and Roman rule by John J Collins( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The early Enoch literature( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been a lively debate about the early Enoch literature and its place in Judaism. This title intends to represent that debate, by juxtaposing pairs of articles on key issues like the textual evidence
Joel, Obadiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi by John J Collins( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These books, from what are often called the twelve prophets, continue to recount the story of the return from Babylonian exile. They speak with immediacy and power to the generation that was responsible for writing down and organizing the Hebrew Scriptures and founding Judaism as a religion, not just an ethnic identity. Haggai demonstrates how not to be a prophet, as his wildly optimistic and date-specific predictions don t come true. Zechariah then tries to restore the reputation of the prophets after Jeremiah denounces them as liars. A central issue is the rebuilding of the temple how can it replace the celebrated temple of Solomon? Should it be built before the people even have the resources to build their own houses? When did God leave the temple, and what will convince God to return? These postexilic prophets affirm the many traditions of the people of Judah and Israel, who are still reeling from exile, offering them hope and direction. They promise that God s justice will include punishment of their enemies and a full restoration of God s people. --from back cover
 
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The scepter and the star : the messiahs of the Dead Sea scrolls and other ancient literature
Alternative Names
Collins, John

Collins, John 1946-

Collins, John J.

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Collins, John J. (John Joseph), 1946-

Collins, John Joseph 1946-

John J. Collins American Biblical scholar

Qolins, Ǧon 1946-

קולינס, ג׳ון ג׳ ־1946

콜린스, 존 J. 1946-

Languages
English (322)

German (2)

Covers
Between Athens and Jerusalem : Jewish identity in the Hellenistic DiasporaThe encyclopedia of apocalypticismDaniel : a commentary on the book of DanielDaniel : with an introduction to apocalyptic literatureThe apocalyptic imagination : an introduction to Jewish apocalyptic literatureThe Eerdmans dictionary of early JudaismIntroduction to the Hebrew BibleHellenism in the land of Israel