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Author Töyrylä, Hannu

Title Abraham Bar Hiyya on Time, History, Exile and Redemption : an Analysis of Megillat ha-Megalleh
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2014


Description 1 online resource (550 pages)
Series Studies on the Children of Abraham
Studies on the Children of Abraham.
Contents Preface; List of Figures; Chapter 1. In Search of the Message of Megillat ha-Megalleh; 1.1. Introduction; 1.2. Previous Research; 1.3. Summary of the Research Status; 1.4. The Approach of the Present Study; 1.5. Practical Notes; 1.5.1. Textual Basis; 1.5.2. Spelling and Transliteration; 1.5.3. Translations and Citations; 1.5.4. References; 1.5.5. Other Conventions; Chapter 2. Bar Hiyya's Life and Works in Their Historical Context; 2.1. Who was Abraham Bar Hiyya?; 2.2. Historical Context; 2.3. Cultural Context; 2.4. Bar Hiyya's Works
Chapter 3. Elements and Characteristics of Megillat ha-Megalleh3.1. Overview; 3.2. A Synopsis of Megillat ha-Megalleh; 3.3. Language, Style and Structure; 3.4. Philosophy; 3.5. Religious Tradition, Theology and Messianism; 3.6. Exegetical Approach; 3.7. History; 3.8. Astrology; 3.9. Polemics and Apologetics; 3.10. Chronology; 3.11. Reception of Megillat ha-Megalleh; Chapter 4. The Author's Introduction; 4.1. Subject and Structure of the Chapter; 4.2. Legitimating, Intent and Plan in the Author's Introduction; Chapter 5. Concept and Meaning of Time; 5.1. Subject and Structure of the Chapter
5.2. Previous Research on Bar Hiyya's Concept of Time5.3. The Philosophical Analysis of Time; 5.3.1. The Turn to Philosophy; 5.3.2. Form, Privation and Time; 5.3.3. Being in Time; 5.3.4. Kinds of Precedence; 5.3.5. Finitude of Time; 5.4. Rational Theories on the Duration of the World; 5.5. Conclusions; Chapter 6. From Creation to History; 6.1. Subject and Structure of the Chapter; 6.2. Time, Creation and History; 6.3. Periodic Structure of History; 6.4. Ages and Symmetries in History; 6.5. The General Characteristics of Creation Days; 6.5.1. The First Day; 6.5.2. The Second Day
6.5.3. The Third Day6.5.4. The Fourth Day; 6.5.5. The Fifth and the Sixth Days; 6.6. Bar Hiyya's Ages of the World in Detail; 6.6.1. Generations from Adam to Moses; 6.6.2. Chronological Aspects; 6.6.3. Messianic Calculations; 6.7. Days of Tohu, Torah and the Messiah; 6.7.1. A Problematic baraita; 6.7.2. Levels of Prophecy; 6.7.3. Calculations Concerning the Days of the Torah and Messiah; 6.7.4. Conclusion of the Second Chapter; 6.8. Bar Hiyya's Philosophy of Time and History; Chapter 7. Soul, Fall and Restoration; 7.1. Subject and Structure of the Chapter; 7.2. On Resurrection and Immortality
7.2.1. A Move into Eschatology: A Defense of Physical Resurrection7.2.2. Scriptural Support for Resurrection; 7.2.3. Scientific Support for Resurrection; 7.3. Man, Soul, Fall and Restoration; 7.3.1. The Creation and Nature of Man; 7.3.2. The Nature in the Messianic Age; 7.3.3. The Human Soul, Its Creation and Nature; 7.3.4. Fall and Restoration; 7.4. Genesis and the Jewish People; 7.4.1. Generations of Genesis and the Periods of History; 7.4.2. Original Sin and the Jewish Soul; 7.4.3. Response to Anticipated Objections; 7.4.4. Messianic Calculations; 7.4.5. Interpretation of Jacob's Blessings
Summary An analysis of Megillat ha-Megalleh by Abraham Bar Hiyya (12th c.) showing how the author, at a time of growing Christian influence, defends the Jewish hope for redemption, building his argument from philosophy, scriptures, history and astrology
Notes 7.5. Author's Conclusion of Chapter 3
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Abraham bar Hiyya Savasorda, approximately 1065-approximately 1136. Megilat ha-megaleh
Messiah -- Judaism.
Messianic era (Judaism)
Eschatology, Jewish.
Resurrection (Jewish theology)
Redemption -- Judaism.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Eschatology, Jewish
Messiah -- Judaism
Messianic era (Judaism)
Redemption -- Judaism
Resurrection (Jewish theology)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014014728
ISBN 9789004276895