The Messiah Texts: Jewish Legends of Three Thousand Years

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Wayne State University Press, 01‏/07‏/2015 - 432 من الصفحات
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.
 

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Preface
xiii
Prologue
xix
Introduction
xxi
1 The Biblical Preamble
1
2 Preexistence and Names of the Messiah
16
3 Early Messiahs
23
4 The Ancestry of the Messiah
37
5 The Waiting
42
20 The Triumph of the Lord
189
21 Resurrection
197
22 The Last Judgment
211
23 Messianic Jerusalem
220
24 Miraculous Fertility
229
25 The Banquet
235
26 New Worlds and a New Tora
247
27 Universal Blessings
258

6 Counting the Days
54
7 Hastening the End
65
8 Son of the Clouds
81
9 The Birds Nest
84
10 Contest in Heaven
90
11 The Pangs of Times
95
12 The Suffering Messiah
104
13 The Mother of the Messiah
122
14 Elijah the Great Forerunner
131
15 Gog and Magog
145
16 Armilus
156
17 Messiah ben Joseph
165
18 Wars and Victories
171
19 The Ingathering and the Return of the Shekhina
181
28 Messiah Dreams
265
29 The Modern Postlude
274
30 Recapitulation
310
Prayers for the Coming of the Messiah
321
Maimonides on the Messiah
323
A Messiah Catechism
328
The Popes Letter
330
A Messianic Disputation
332
Grimmelshausens Account
339
Epilogue
343
Chronological List of Sources
344
Abbreviations and Annotated Bibliography
348
Index
363
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Raphael Patai (1911-1996) was a prominent cultural anthropologist, historian, and biblical scholar of international reputation. He was the author of more than three dozen books on Jewish and Arab culture, history, politics, psychology, and folklore.

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