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Bibil Identifier bibil:212772
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Die opstanding in die Jodedom, die Grieks-Romeinse wêreld en die Nuwe Testament
Author van Eck, Ernest
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 60, Issue: 1-2)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language Afrikaans
Pages 555-574 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article shows that in the Jewish and Greco-Roman worlds’ belief in the afterlife underwent a progressive development. It focuses on a “belief” in no life after death in pre-exilic Judaism, which developed into the belief that the dead did not cease to exist in the afterlife. This view again developed into a belief that the dead still lived, but only as a shadow of the living existence. In post-exilic Judaism the belief in a general eschatological resurrection was held, a conviction that was the result of the understanding of martyrdom in especially the Maccabean period. In the Greco-Roman world the conviction initially was that there was no life after death (Homer), and later a belief in the immortality of the soul (Plato) set in. The mystery cults also upheld a belief in the resurrection of the dead. Interpreted from a Jewish perspective on afterlife in the New Testament, the resurrection of Jesus was seen as an individual resurrection before the general eschatological resurrection that inaugurates “the age to come”.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Resurrection
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Underworld
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