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Bibil Identifier bibil:223498
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Jérusalem terrestre, Jérusalem céleste dans les sources de la pensée juive
Author Lipsyc, Sonia Sarah
Journal Théologiques. Revue de la Faculté de théologie de l'Université de Montréal (Volume: 18, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language French
Pages 187-198 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper tries to understand the absence of the name YerouShalayim in the Pentateuch and studies the etymology of Jerusalem’s name using the oral traditions that can be found in Mirach Genesis Rabbah, which shows an example of Jewish hermeneutics. The paper stresses the importance of two figures, Melki-Tseddek and Abraham in understanding Jerusalem’s meaning and purpose — as a city that would be the perfect place for the divine revelation. The plural form of Jerusalem’s name is also pointed out, which suggests a close relationship between earthly and heavenly representations of that city. An abstract from the Talmudic treatise Ta’anit also introduces the reader to a characteristic Hebrew metaphysic that contends that God will remain exiled from Jerusalem as long as the Jewish people, understood as Priest to the Nations, have not returned to that sacred city.
DOI 10.7202/1007486ar
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Jerusalem
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