The Jewish Messiahs: From the Galilee to Crown Heights / Edition 1

The Jewish Messiahs: From the Galilee to Crown Heights / Edition 1

by Harris Lenowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195148371

ISBN-13: 9780195148374

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this book, Harris Lenowitz explores the fascinating history of Jewish messianic movements. Looking in detail at all of the Jewish messiahs about whom anything is known, he introduces each of these figures in turn, and offers extensive excerpts of the original texts that tell their stories. The messiahs whom we meet in these pages range from the inspiring to the

Overview

In this book, Harris Lenowitz explores the fascinating history of Jewish messianic movements. Looking in detail at all of the Jewish messiahs about whom anything is known, he introduces each of these figures in turn, and offers extensive excerpts of the original texts that tell their stories. The messiahs whom we meet in these pages range from the inspiring to the tragic and bizarre. By examining the messianic idea in the tradition which gave birth to it, Lenowitz both sheds new light on this engrossing aspect of Jewish history and provides a firmer basis for understanding contemporary messianic groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195148374
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - The Ritual; A Note on the Accounts
1. Jesus of Nazareth and Shim'on bar Kosiba
2. The Persian Messiahs: Abu Isa, Yudghan, Mushka; and Serenus of Syria
3. David Alroy
4. David Reubeni and Shlomo Molkho
5. Isaac Luria and Hayyim Vital
6. Shabtia Zevi
7. Yakov Frank
8. The Hasidic Tzaddik
9. The Yemenite Messiahs: Reprise
Conclusion

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