Conceptions of Afterlife in Jewish Inscriptions

With Special Reference to Pauline Literature

By Joseph S. Park
November 2000(J.C.B. Mohr)
ISBN: 3-16-147373-6
240 Pages
$97.50 Paper Original

The author examines the various indications of belief in or denial of afterlife in the Jewish funerary inscriptions found throughout the Mediterranean world, mostly during the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

He reveals a wide variety of conceptions of and attitutes toward death and afterlife. Besides such well-known ideas as resurrection and the peaceful state of the deceased prior to it, there also seem to be indications of a denial of meaningful afterlife, often associated with a general Sadducean alignment on the part of the deceased.

Series: WissUNT zum Neuen Testament, Series 2, No. 121

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