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Resurrection and the restoration of Israel : the ultimate victory of the God of life

Author: Jon Douglas Levenson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This provocative volume explores the origins of the Jewish doctrine of the resurrection of the dead. Jon Levenson argues that, contrary to a very widespread misconception, the ancient rabbis were keenly committed to the belief that at the end of time, God would restore the deserving dead to life. In fact, Levenson points out, the rabbis saw the Hebrew Bible itself as committed to that idea. The author meticulously  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Levenson, Jon Douglas.
Resurrection and the restoration of Israel.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006003113
(OCoLC)63297715
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Douglas Levenson
ISBN: 9780300135152 0300135157
OCLC Number: 191736109
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award (Scholarship) 2006
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 274 pages)
Contents: The modern Jewish preference for immortality --
Resurrection in the Torah? --
Up from Sheol --
Are Abraham, Moses, and Job in Sheol? --
Intimations of immortality --
Individual mortality and familial resurrection --
The man of God performs a resurrection --
"Death, be broken!" --
The widow re-wed, her children restored --
Israel's exodus from the grave --
The fact of death and the promise of life --
"He keeps faith with those who sleep in the dust" --
God's ultimate victory --
Epilogue: the two horns of the ram.
Responsibility: Jon D. Levenson.

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Explores the origins of the Jewish doctrine of the resurrection of the dead. The author traces the belief in resurrection backward from its undoubted attestations in rabbinic literature and in the  Read more...

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