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Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200 (C D Elledge) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2017) 9780199640416
Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200 (C D Elledge) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2017) 9780199640416
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Title: Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200

Author: Elledge, C D

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2017

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199640416

Volumes: 1; Pages: 272

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Resurrection of the dead represents one of the more enigmatic beliefs of Western religions to many modern readers. In this volume, C. D. Elledge offers an interpretation of some of the earliest literature within Judaism that exhibits a confident hope in resurrection. He not only aids the study of early Jewish literature itself, but expands contemporary knowledge of some of the earliest expressions of a hope that would become increasingly meaningful in later Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Elledge focuses on resurrection in the latest writings of the Hebrew Bible, the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as the writings of other Hellenistic Jewish authors. He also incorporates later rabbinic writings, early Christian sources, and inscriptions, as they shed additional light upon select features of the evidence in question. This allows for a deeper look into how particular literary works utilized the discourse of resurrection, while also retaining larger comparative insights into what these materials may teach us about the gradual flourishing of resurrection within its early Jewish environment. Individual chapters balance a more categorical/comparative approach to the problems raised by resurrection (definitions, diverse conceptions, historical origins, strategies of legitimation) with a more specific focus on particular pieces of the early Jewish evidence (1 Enoch, Dead Sea Scrolls, Josephus). Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200 provides a treatment of resurrection that informs the study of early Jewish theologies, as well as their later reinterpretations within Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity.

Table of Contents

1. Studying Resurrection Today

2. Diversity

3. Origins, Contexts

4. Legitimation

5. Denial

6. Resurrection and Immortality

7. Resurrection and the Book of Watchers

8. The Dead Sea Scrolls

9. Josephus

Conclusion

Early Judaism, Mishnah Sanhedrin, and Paul

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Index of Modern Authors

Index of Ancient Sources

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