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The idea of the “kingdom of God” (Gk βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ/basileia tou theou) is a fundamental theological conception that was current in the Jewish culture of the 1st century CE and that could therefore be evoked by means of this keyword. This early Jewish conception was taken up and …

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Schreiber, Stefan, “King/Kingdom”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 27 September 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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