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Reid, Stephen Breck. Enoch & Daniel: A Form Critical and Sociological Study of Historical Apocalypses (Bibal Monograph Series), 2: BIBAL Press, 2nd Edition, July, 2004.
The author makes comparison of the three historical apocalypses of the 2nd century BCE as detailed in the books of Enoch and Daniel and elucidates the sociological context. Reid, on the basis of his investigation and research, arrives at the conclusion that Judaism as practiced during that period was heterogeneous. Within the Jewish apocalyptcism responses moved in tandem with the prevailing religious and political conditions. The aim of the book, according...