Title

The Ritualization of Messianic Time in Early Jewish Mysticism: The "Apocalypse of Abraham" as a Test Case

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Brill

Source Publication

Time and Eternity in Jewish Mysticism

Source ISSN

9789004290303

Abstract

This essay explores a messianic passage found in chapter 29 of the Apocalypse of Abraham, in which the messiah is envisioned as a scapegoat. The study argues that in the Apocalypse of Abraham, messianic time becomes "ritualized" when the story's eschatological characters become reinterpreted as celebrants of the apocalyptic Yom Kippur ceremony.

Comments

"The Ritualization of Messianic Time in Early Jewish Mysticism: The "Apocalypse of Abraham" as a Test Case," in Time and eternity in Jewish mysticism : that which is before and that which is after, edited by Brian Ogren. Leiden : Boston : Brill, 2015. Chapter 7, pages 111-124. DOI.

Share

COinS