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Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire
Language: un
Pages: 220
Authors: Martha Himmelfarb
Categories: RELIGION
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

Sefer Zerubbabel, the Book of Zerubbabel, is a Hebrew apocalyptic work composed during the wars between the Byzantine and Persian empires in the early decades of the seventh century of this era, shortly before the Muslim conquest of the Middle East. Himmelfarb places Sefer Zerubbael's narrative in the context of
Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Martha Himmelfarb
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-20 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

The seventh-century CE Hebrew work Sefer Zerubbabel (Book of Zerubbabel)—a tale of two messiahs—is the first full-fledged messianic narrative in Jewish literature. Martha Himmelfarb offers a comprehensive analysis of this rich understudied text, illuminating its distinctive literary features and the complex milieu from which it arose.
50 Jewish Messiahs
Language: un
Pages: 201
Authors: Jerry Rabow
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

It is a little known fact that there have been more than fifty prominent Jewish Messiahs. These characters, though unrenowned today, inspired messianic fervour that at times seized the whole Jewish, Christian, Muslim and even secular worlds. The stories of these fifty Messiahs, both male and female, are unknown --
The Messiah Before Jesus
Language: un
Pages: 145
Authors: Yiśra·el Ḳnohl, Israel Knohl
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-10-12 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Offering readers a fascinating glimpse of life and religious belief in first-century Palestine, the author analyzes the mysterious "suffering servant" described in the Dead Sea scrolls, a messianic figure with remarkable similarities to Jesus.
Redemption and Resistance
Language: un
Pages: 410
Authors: Markus Bockmuehl, James Carleton Paget
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-01 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Redemption and Resistance brings together an eminent cast of contributors to provide a state-of-the-art discussion of Messianism as a topic of political and religious commitment and controversy. By surveying this motif over nearly a thousand years with the help of a focused historical and political searchlight, this volume is sure