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Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Millennialism

James D. Tabor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies. 7627 words.

This article focuses on ancient Jewish and early Christian millennialism, which are found to be intrinsically inconsistent—there are no specific pointers towards marking the end of time;...

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Apocalyptic

Philip Davies.

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

February 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Christianity; Islam; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Studies. 5654 words.

In the Old Testament, apocalyptic literature (or simply ‘apocalyptic’, as the genre is often called) might not seem to occupy a prominent place. Only the book of Daniel falls into this...

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Apocalypticism and Messianism

Michael A. Knibb.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religion in the Ancient World; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 14860 words.

The beliefs of the movement that lies behind the scrolls were influenced by the eschatological ideas of the early Enochic writings and by the Book of Daniel, and although the movement does...

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Apocalypticism, Millenarianism, and Messianism

Lutz Greisiger.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions

October 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Islam. 11070 words.

Apocalyptic phenomena and discourses run as a thread through Jewish, Christian, and Muslim history, playing a lead role during times of transition and ferment. Apocalyptic phenomena...

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Authoritarianism

Aaron W. Hughes.

in Rethinking Jewish Philosophy

February 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 7470 words.

This chapter uses the figure of Maimonides as its case study, and his writings as a prism with which to re-imagine the creation of a canon of medieval Jewish philosophy in the nineteenth...

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Authority of Scripture, Tradition, and the Church

Richard Swinburne.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology

March 2011; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Comparative Religion; Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Islam. 9779 words.

Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all claim that God has given humans a revelation. Divine revelation may be either of God, or by God of propositional truth. Traditionally Christianity has...

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Beyond

Aaron W. Hughes.

in Rethinking Jewish Philosophy

February 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 7371 words.

Focuses on the present moment and the ways in which Jewish philosophy must confront diversity in its midst. It suggests that the goal of Jewish philosophy should not be to create an...

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The Bible in Ethics

Eryl W. Davies.

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

February 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 10787 words.

This article begins with a discussion of the methodological issues faced by scholars of ethics in the Old Testament and New Testament. It then identifies the basis of Old Testament ethics...

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Bible Interpretation

Michael Fishbane.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

December 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 11775 words.

Classical and traditional Jewish culture is fundamentally a text culture — formed, informed, and reformed by Scripture (the Hebrew Bible) and its interpretation. This Scripture has always...

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Biblical Studies and Jewish Studies

Alan Cooper.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

December 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 10393 words.

This article examines two commentaries on Leviticus, Jews in the mainstream, biblical versus post-biblical literature, and the pre-critical, critical, and post-critical stances. It...

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