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Apocalypse of Zephaniah
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A nonbiblical, pseudepigraphal apocalypse probably composed between 100 bc and ad 175 that purports to be the prophet Zephaniah’s report of visions of heaven and Hades. Substantial fragments of the work have survived, but these may still add up to less than half of the original text.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Apocalypse of Zephaniah
Apocalypse of Zephaniah A nonbiblical, pseudepigraphal apocalypse probably composed between 100 bc and ad 175 that purports to be the prophet Zephaniah’s report of visions of heaven and Hades. Substantial fragments of the work have survived, but these may still add up to less than half of the original
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zephaniah, Apocalypse of
ZEPHANIAH, APOCALYPSE OF. An early Jewish text describing the cosmic journey of a righteous soul accompanied by an angelic guide who interprets the seer’s visions of torment, heavenly intercession, and final judgment. Only fragments of this work have survived. The largest extant portion of text is a
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zephaniah, Apocalypse of
Zephaniah, Apocalypse of A Jewish pseudepigraphal work written originally in Greek, probably sometime between 100 b.c. and a.d. 70. Like several other apocalyptic writings (e.g., see Apocalyptic Literature III.A.F; Apocryphal Apocalypses II.D), the work consisted of the seer’s description of a cosmic
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zephaniah, Apocalypse Of
Zephaniah, Apocalypse ofA Jewish text bearing the pseudonym of the biblical prophet Zephaniah. Typical of the genre apocalypse, it consists of a 1st person report of the seer’s cosmic journeys and visions in the presence of an interpreting angel. Zephaniah sees how angels record the deeds of humankind
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zephaniah, Apocalypse of (Writing)
Zephaniah, Apocalypse of. A Jewish pseudepigraphon ascribed to the prophet Zephaniah, but written between 100 B.C. and A.D. 175—probably before A.D. 70—in Egypt. Its original language was Greek, but it is now extant only in two Coptic manuscripts (which vary in length, contents, and dialect) and in a
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Apocalypse of Zephaniah
APOCALYPSE OF ZEPHANIAHThe document known as the Apocalypse of Zephaniah purports to record revelation received by the OT prophet Zephaniah beyond what is now found in his canonical book of the Bible. It instead expresses the views of a Hellenistic Jewish writer from approximately the time of Hillel
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ZEPHANIAH, APOCALYPSE OF (Writing)
ZEPHANIAH, APOCALYPSE OFA (probably) Jewish apocryphal work of this name is mentioned in the Stichometry of Nicephorus and another list practically identical with this; a quotation from it is also preserved by Clement of Alexandria (Strom., v. 11, 77). Dr. Charles thinks this indicates a Christian revision
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
15. The Apocalypse of Zephaniah
15. The Apocalypse of Zephaniah.—This was a larger work than the preceding, and was known to Clement of Alexandria (Strom. v. 11. 77). Among the Akhmim fragments published by Bouriant and Steindorff there are portions of this apocalypse also, but they are not extensive enough to serve as a basis of any
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Zephaniah, Apocalypse of (Writing)
Zephaniah, Apocalypse of. A Jewish pseudepigraphical book known primarily through a references to it by Clement of Alexandria (Stromata 5.11.77; the work is also mentioned in some later writings, e.g., by Nicephorus, c. A.D. 820). Clement describes Zephaniah’s journey into the fifth heaven escorted by
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ZEPHANIAH, APOCALYPSE OF
ZEPHANIAH, APOCALYPSE OF zef´uh-ni´uh, uh-pok´uh-lip´s. Ancient and medieval lists of writings mention a prophecy or apocalypse of Sophonias (the Greek form of Zephaniah). But the only fragment (= A in OTP) known was a short passage describing a heavenly journey, attributed to a work of the prophet Sophonias