Thursday, January 18, 2018

Elledge on Resurrection in Early Judaism

Resurrection in Early Judaism

While it remained popular within sectors of early Judaism, some writings clearly prefer the immortality of the soul, without particular regard for resurrection (Wisdom of Solomon, 4 Maccabees, Philo of Alexandria). Resurrection was also opposed or ignored by a significant proportion of the Jewish populace.

See Also: Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200 (Oxford University Press, 2017).

By C.D. Elledge

Gustavus Adolphus College
January 2018
Cross-file under New Book.

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