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Unformatted text preview: apocalyptic literature include pseudonymity, numerical symbolism, secret language, a doctrine of angels, references to the coming time of salvation, and the division of history into periods. Daniel: written ca. 167-164 B.C.E. 1 Enoch: composed before 200 B.C.E., made up of 5 booklets, each composed at a different time and all of which present themselves as revelations made to Enoch, the seventh forefather from Adam. The oldest parts are chapters 1-36 (the Book of the Watchers) and 72-82 (the Astronomical Book of Enoch). The Book of Judith: a story of how an extraordinarily pious woman uses her intelligence and feminine charms to save her city and people from destruction. Characters include Nebuchadnezzar, his commander Holofernes, and the town of Bethulia....
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- Fall '08