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Author Daschke, Dereck

Title City of ruins : mourning the destruction of Jerusalem through Jewish apocalypse / by Dereck Daschke
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010


Description 1 online resource (x, 231 pages) : illustrations
Series Biblical interpretation series, 0928-0731 ; v. 99
Biblical interpretation series ; v. 99.
Contents Introduction. "If I forget you, O Jerusalem" : traumatic memory and the fall of Zion -- I. Apocalyptic melancholia and the trauma of history -- II. Ezekiel : "Desolate among them" -- III. Ezra : "Because of my grief I have spoken" -- IV. 2 and 3 Baruch : "Cease irritating God" -- Conclusion. The apocalyptic cure : recovering the future by working-through the past -- Epilogue. Apocalyptic melancholia and 9/11
Summary This study addresses the way in which a psychoanalytic model of mourning relates to a set of Jewish apocalypses concerned with the destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple. These texts respond to the traumatic symbolic loss of Zion and attempt to heal it through the apocalyptic narrative, the visionary experiences of the seers, and the emotional transformation that results from the interplay of the two. The seers react with rage, paralysis, and self-annihilating sentiments, and hence these texts resemble incomplete, stalled mourning, or melancholia. Through the course of their narratives and a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-221) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem)
Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem)
SUBJECT Bible. Ezekiel -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Ezra -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Greek Apocalypse of Baruch -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Ezekiel fast
Bible. Ezra fast
Greek Apocalypse of Baruch fast
Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch fast
Griechische Baruchapokalypse gnd
Subject Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Eschatology, Jewish.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Apocalyptic literature
Eschatology, Jewish
Judaism -- Post-exilic period (Judaism)
Biblische Theologie
Jerusalem -- Zerstörung (581 v. Chr.)
Jerusalem -- Zerstörung (70)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004181991