Johnson presents a list of six (6) Literary Conventions to identify an apocalypse.
Briefly define each.
Give three (3) total examples from Daniel and/or Revelation. Copy only the portions of the chapter and verses that show the Literary Conventions listed. Explain your choices
How do the following genres differ; Prophecy and Apocalyptic Literature?
“An apocalypse is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which an otherworldly being mediates a revelation to a human recipient. It also recognizes a common core of content: an apocalypse envisages eschatological salvation and involves a supernatural world. Finally, there is, on a rather general level, a common function: an apocalypse is intended to interpret present, earthly circumstances in light of the supernatural world and of the future and to influence both the understanding and the behavior of the audience by means of divine authority.”
John Collins, “Early Jewish Apocalypticism,” Anchor Bible Dictionary (New York: Doubleday, 1992