Only one book in the Hebrew Bible is generally classified as apocalyptic literature, and that is the book of Daniel. But that is not to say that Daniel is the only book that shows characteristics typical of apocalyptic literature. Certain motifs characteristic of apocalyptic eschatology can be found in the myths of ancient Mesopotamia. Motifs of cosmic warfare pervade mythic material, such as the battle between the high gods and the sea monsters. This divine warrior motif is also present in biblical apocalyptic literature.
General Characteristics of Apocalyptic Literature
Differences in Content
The Biblical Enoch
Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, sepha?ri?m genu?zi?m, sepha?ri?m hi?tso?ni?m
Prevailing Judaism versus “Sectarian Judaism”
The Sibylline Oracles (called also the “pseudo-Sibylline Oracles”) are a collection of oracular utterances written in Greek hexameters ascribed to the Sibyls, prophetesses who uttered divine revelations in a frenzied state. Twelve books of Sibylline Oracles survive. These are not considered to be the famous Sibylline Books of Roman history, which have been lost, but a collection of utterances that were composed in various places at various dates from the middle of the second century BC to the fifth century CE.