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Shades of Sheol: Death and Afterlife in the Old Testament

Shades of Sheol: Death and Afterlife in the Old Testament

by Philip S. Johnston

Editorial: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830826872
Número de páginas: 288
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 8 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-08-10
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"For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who can give you praise?" (Psalm 6:5) Death is a profound and complex subject. How did the Israelites respond to it? The dead apparently went to Sheol. Where and what was it? The inhabitants of Sheol are sometimes called "shades." What does this indicate? Many ancient peoples venerated their ancestors. Did Israelites do this? Did anyone hope for a positive afterlife? If so, in what form? What about resurrection? How and when did this belief emerge? Philip S. Johnston explores these and other issues. He examines Israelite views on death and afterlife as reflected in the Hebrew Bible and in ...