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The Messiah Texts: Jewish Legends of Three Thousand Years
     

The Messiah Texts: Jewish Legends of Three Thousand Years

by Raphael Patai
 

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ISBN-10: 0814318509

ISBN-13: 9780814318508

Pub. Date: 12/28/1988

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

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

Overview

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814318508
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
837,335
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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For anyone who is curious about Jewish Messianism, Raphael Patai's The Messiah Texts is absolutely indispensable. . . Valuable and provocative.
-Midstream

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