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Author: Alinda Damsma

In order to examine Targum Ezekiel’s treatment of Messianism we start at the very beginning, with the expansive rendering of the introductory words of Ezek. 1.1: ‘It came to pass in the thirtieth year since Hilkiah the high priest had found the book of the Torah in the Temple’ It is unknown to

In: Vetus Testamentum
Author: Serge Ruzer
In Early Jewish Messianism in the New Testament Serge Ruzer takes a new tack on the investigation of early Christian polemical strategies against the backdrop of Second Temple Judaism. Complementing traditional inquiry on the subject, Ruzer focuses on those elements of Messiah- and Christ-centered ideas that bear witness to patterns of broader circulation – namely, the Jewish messianic ideas that provided the underpinning for the identity-making moves of Jesus’ early followers. The volume suggests that such attempts can be expected to reflect eschatological ideas of the Jewish ʻOtherʼ. Exploring cases where the New Testament shows itself an early witness for belief patterns found in contemporaneous or only later rabbinic sources, this volume reveals a fuller picture of Second Temple Jewish messianism.

Horbury, Messianism Among Jews and Christians (London: T and T Clark, 2003). 69 See note 52. 70 Many times these Christian texts were not against Jews, but “to develop their own emerging theology.” Lasker, Jewish Philosophical Polemics , xx. 71 See the study by Moisés Orfali

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In: Medieval Encounters
This is a book about revolutionary movements of a messianic and millenarian character, led by a "mahdi", in Islamic terms, a charismatic messianic leader. It also addresses the question of mediation between God and men and the political repercussions of this question in the history of the pre-Modern Muslim West. Mahdism is considered in relation to sufi ideas, terminology and symbols which shape notions of authority and of legitimate power when claiming direct, intimate contact between the holy and the divine. The relationship between mahdism and the legitimacy of power, the process by which the messianic paradigm becomes inseparable from the claim to the caliphate are amply discussed. The contents of the book range from the times of the Muslim conquest of North Africa and Iberia, to the first part of the XVIIth century with the end of Muslim Iberia and the beginnings of European intervention in Morocco.
A Comparative Traditio-Historical Study of Eschatological, Apocalyptic and Messianic Ideas in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament
Author: Albert Hogeterp
Since a fuller range of Qumran sectarian and not clearly sectarian texts and recensions has recently become available to us, its implications for the comparative study of eschatological, apocalyptic and messianic ideas in the Dead Sea Scrolls and in the New Testament need to be explored anew. This book situates eschatological ideas in Qumran literature between biblical tradition and developments in late Second Temple Judaism and examines how the Qumran evidence on eschatology, resurrection, apocalypticism, and messianism illuminates Palestinian Jewish settings of emerging Christianity. The present study challenges previous dichotomies between realized and futuristic eschatology, wisdom and apocalypticism and provides many new insights into intra-Jewish dimensions to eschatological ideas in Palestinian Judaism and in the early Jesus-movement.
Author: Jan Jongeneel

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/157254309X425364 Exchange 38 (2009) 117-133 Messianism in Linear and Cyclical Contexts Jan A.B. Jongeneel Retired Professor Emeritus of Missiology, Department of Th eology, Utrecht University, Th e Netherlands (b. 1938) jan

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messianism. 4 Notwithstanding, as I will try to point out at the end of this text, Vieira’s writings and ideas were crucial for eighteenth-century messianic hopes which would foresee the head of the Fifth Empire in the Edenic landscapes of the New World. Maranhão, Brazil, Portugal, the

In: Early Modern Prophecies in Transnational, National and Regional Contexts (3 vols.)
This book reads messianic expectation as the defining characteristic of German culture in the first decades of the twentieth century. It has long been accepted that the Expressionist movement in Germany was infused with a thoroughly messianic strain. Here, with unprecedented detail and focus, that strain is traced through the work of four important Expressionist playwrights: Ernst Barlach, Georg Kaiser, Ernst Toller and Franz Werfel. Moreover, these dramatists are brought into new and sustained dialogues with the theorists and philosophers of messianism who were their contemporaries: Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Martin Buber, Hermann Cohen, Gershom Scholem. In arguing, for example, that concepts like Bloch’s utopian self-encounter ( Selbstbegegnung) and Benjamin’s messianic now-time ( Jetztzeit) reappear as the framework for Expressionism’s staging of collective redemption in a new age, Anderson forges a previously underappreciated link in the study of Central European thought in the early twentieth century.