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Messiah in Rabbinic Judaism
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Throughout the Oral Torah the main point of the theological eschatology—the theory of last things—registers both negatively and affirmatively. Death does not mark the end of the individual human life, nor exile the last stop in the journey of Holy Israel. Israelites will live in the age or the world to come, all Israel in the Land of Israel; and Israel will comprehend all who know the one true G…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Messiah in Rabbinic Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 20 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0122>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701

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