Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online

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In its fundamental nature, the Jewish understanding of history goes back to the biblical era. Throughout the ages, it was transmitted and underwent important transformations and innovations at the same time. In the biblical period, Jews provided symbolic meaning for past events, which expressed their close relationship to God and their expectation of salvation. In the Middle Ages, they further e…

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Myers, David N., “History”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0263>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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