Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life

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This provocative volume explores the origins of the Jewish doctrine of the resurrection of the dead. Jon D. Levenson argues that, contrary to a very widespread misconception, the ancient rabbis were keenly committed to the belief that at the end of time, God would restore the deserving dead to life. In fact, Levenson points out, the rabbis saw the Hebrew Bible itself as committed to that idea. The author meticulously traces the belief in resurrection backward from its undoubted attestations in rabbinic literature and in the ...

Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life 2008, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300136357

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Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life 2006, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300117356

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