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City of ruins [electronic resource] : mourning the destruction of Jerusalem through Jewish apocalypse / by Dereck Daschke.

By: Daschke, Dereck.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Biblical interpretation series: v. 99.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010Description: 1 online resource (x, 231 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789004181991 (electronic bk.); 9004181997 (electronic bk.); 9789004181816 (hardback : alk. paper); 9004181814 (hardback : alk. paper).Subject(s): Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism | Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem) | Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D | Eschatology, Jewish | Bible. Ezekiel -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. Ezra -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Greek Apocalypse of Baruch -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Religion | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Griechische Baruchapokalypse | Apokalyptik | Klagelied | Biblische Theologie | Jerusalem -- Zerst�orung (581 v. Chr.) | Jerusalem -- Zerst�orung (70)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: City of ruins.DDC classification: 221/.046 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
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Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago Divinity School, 2000.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-221) and index.

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.

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.

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