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Patriarchs, Prophets, and Rabbis

Steven Nadler

in Spinoza's Heresy

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780199247073
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598074 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247072.003.0003
 Patriarchs, Prophets, and Rabbis

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Examines various traditions in Judaism regarding the post‐mortem fate of the person in Heaven and/or Hell and the immortality of the soul. Selected sources include the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, midrashim, and other rabbinic texts. The discussion is focused on the ways in which Jewish traditions have portrayed the after life and its moral dimensions, especially the rewards of virtue and the punishment of sin.

Keywords: after life; immortality; Heaven; Hebrew Bible; Hell; Judaism; rabbinic literature; reward and punishment; soul

Chapter.  10067 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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