The Resource Creation, covenant, and the beginnings of Judaism : reconceiving historical time in the Second Temple period, by Ari Mermelstein

Creation, covenant, and the beginnings of Judaism : reconceiving historical time in the Second Temple period, by Ari Mermelstein

Label
Creation, covenant, and the beginnings of Judaism : reconceiving historical time in the Second Temple period
Title
Creation, covenant, and the beginnings of Judaism
Title remainder
reconceiving historical time in the Second Temple period
Statement of responsibility
by Ari Mermelstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study examines the relationship between time and history in Second Temple literature. Numerous sources from that period express a belief that Jewish history began with an act of covenant formation and proceeded in linear fashion until the exile, an event which severed the present from the past. The authors of Ben Sira, Jubilees, the Animal Apocalypse, and 4 Ezra responded to this theological challenge by claiming instead that Jewish history began at creation. Between creation and the inevitable redemption, history did not assume the shape of a line but of a circle. These authors restored continuity across history by reducing historical events to a series of static, repeating patterns that linked one period to the next in uninterrupted fashion until the end-time.0
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
229/.06
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1700
LC item number
.M385 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism,
Series volume
volume 168
Label
Creation, covenant, and the beginnings of Judaism : reconceiving historical time in the Second Temple period, by Ari Mermelstein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The relationship between time and history in Second Temple literature -- 2. Wisdom of Ben Sira: Jewish history as the unfolding of creation -- 3 Wisdom of Ben Sira: timelessness in support of the Temple-State -- 4. The Book of Jubilees: timeless dimensions of a covenantal relationship -- 5. The animal Apocalypse: the timeless symbols of history -- 6. Fourth Ezra: time and history as theological critique -- 7. Synthesis and conclusions
Control code
ocn898769111
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004281059
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34134906
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898769111
  • pebcs9004281053

Library Locations

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