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Comfort
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In its understanding of comfort, early Christianity was both in continuity with Second Temple Judaism and innovative in its claims and uses of the concept. Comfort has a long history in the Jewish tradition, particularly in the Old Testame…

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Smith, Eric, “Comfort”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 16 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00000723>
First published online: 2018



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