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Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200

C. D. Elledge


Belief in resurrection of the dead became one of the most adamant conceptual claims of Christianity and rabbinic Judaism. This book provides a focused analysis of the gradual emergence and diverse receptions of the discourse of resurrection within early Jewish literature, from its early emergence within portions of 1 Enoch (c.200 BCE), until its standardization as a non-negotiable eschatological belief in the Mishnah (c.CE 200). Within this historical environment, resurrection emerged as an insurgent and controversial theodicy that challenged more traditional interpretations of death. The stud ... More

Keywords: afterlife, Dead Sea Scrolls, death, early Judaism, immortality, resurrection, theodicy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199640416
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199640416.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. D. Elledge, author
Associate Professor of Religion, Gustavus Adolphus College