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Bibil Identifier bibil:212352
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Other Worlds and Their Relation to This World
Title (English, ) Early Jewish and Ancient Christian Traditions
Title (English, Abbreviation) Other Worlds
Editor Nicklas, Tobias
Editor Verheyden, Joseph
Editor Eynikel, Erik M.M.
Editor García Martínez, Florentino
Series Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 143)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature HZ 2486/143
Place 22.08
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-18626-2
Edition number 1
Language Multilingual
Pages xi Pages
401 Pages
height in cm 25
Genre Original
Abstract Is there a future after death and what does this future look like? What kind of life can we expect, and in what kind of world? Is there another, hopefully better world than the one we live in? The articles collected in this volume, all written by leading experts in the field, deal with the question how ancient Jewish and Christian authors describe “otherworldly places and situations”. They investigate why various forms of texts were created to address the questions above, how these texts functioned, and how they have to be understood.
It is shown how ancient descriptions of the “otherworld” are taking over and reworking existing motifs, forms and genres, but also that they mirror concrete problems, ideas, experiences, and questions of their authors and the first readers.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Netherworld
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Netherworld
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