Interpretations of the Name Israel in Ancient Judaism and Some Early Christian Writings

Interpretations of the Name Israel in Ancient Judaism and Some Early Christian Writings

From Victorious Athlete to Heavenly Champion

eBook - 2005
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Oxford University Press
Ancient peoples regarded names as indicative of character and destiny. The Jews were no exception. All Jews descended from Jacob, who was given the name Israel. The Bible seemed to explain this name as having to do with struggle. But generations following the Bible found in Israel references to seeing God, singing, ruling, being upright, angelic qualities, and much more besides. This book examines those explanations, and attempts to show how they came to be adopted and why.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
ISBN: 9781429470360
1429470364
0199242372
9780199242375
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 397 pages)

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