Messiah Texts: Jewish Legends of Three Thousand Years

Messiah Texts Jewish Legends of Three Thousand Years Following a detailed introduction to the world of messianic ideology and its significance in Jewish history The Messiah Texts traces the progress of the messianic legend from its biblical beginnings

  • Title: Messiah Texts: Jewish Legends of Three Thousand Years
  • Author: Raphael Patai
  • ISBN: 9780814318508
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • Following a detailed introduction to the world of messianic ideology and its significance in Jewish history, The Messiah Texts traces the progress of the messianic legend from its biblical beginnings to contemporary expressions Renowned scholar Raphael Patai has skillfully selected passages from a voluminous literature spanning three millennia Using his own translationsFollowing a detailed introduction to the world of messianic ideology and its significance in Jewish history, The Messiah Texts traces the progress of the messianic legend from its biblical beginnings to contemporary expressions Renowned scholar Raphael Patai has skillfully selected passages from a voluminous literature spanning three millennia Using his own translations from Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, Latin, and other original texts, Patai excerpts delightful folk tales, apocalyptic fantasies, and parables of prophetic power All are central to the understanding of a magnificent heritage patai also investigates the false messiahs who have appeared throughout Jewish history, the modern Messiah influenced movements such as reform Judaism and Zionism, and the numerous reasons put forth by the various branches of Judaism as to why the Messiah has not yet appeared.

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    1. Very interesting collection of texts dealing with Messianic themes in Judaism. Anyone wanting to understand Jewish beliefs about the Messiah should read this book.

    2. The Messiah Texts is an amazing book dealing about the Messianic Idea and its themes focusing on Judaisms since Antiquity until the modern era. Raphael Patai opens each chapter with a small intro and review of the theme. After that he collects the most important texts related to it. We can find themes like: the names of the Messiah, the question of his preexistence, early messiahs, the suffering messiah, Messiah and Kabbalah, Gog and Magog, the Pangs of Times, the ingathering of the exile, the r [...]

    3. This book, written by an atheist hungarian jew, is probably the best collection of rabbinical writings from Talmuds, midrashim, haggadot, apocryphal books and hasidic stories regarding the Messiah. It doesn't have rabbinical bias towards Christianity typical of the "anti-missionaries". At least 3000 years of "Messianology" condensed in nearly 350 pages. Recommended!5/5.

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