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Bibil Identifier bibil:216708
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Future Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism
Title (English, ) Social Dynamics, Contested Evidence
Author Elledge, C.D.
Journal Currents in Biblical Research (Volume: 9, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 394-421 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In its significance to both Jewish and Christian studies, resurrection of the dead remains a vital subject of biblical research; and it is now widely recognized that the religious culture of early Judaism (ca. 200 BCE—CE 200) played a crucial role in both its origination and early reception. In the present landscape of study, perhaps the most recent methodological advances arise from sociological studies, which attempt to contextualize resurrection within the social dynamics of the religious movements that advanced this hope. Moreover, at the exegetical level, many vexing pieces of evidence have produced conflicting readings of precisely what individual traditions may say about resurrection. The present article treats these topics, including (1) the application of social-scientific methods to the study of resurrection, and (2) readings of contested literary and epigraphic evidence that remains crucial to the scholarly study of the resurrection hope in early Jewish culture.
DOI 10.1177/1476993X11400180
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Netherworld
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Resurrection
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Posterity of Adam to the deluge : Enoch : 1 Enoch (Ethiopian)
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