Abraham Bar Hiyya on Time, History, Exile and Redemption: An Analysis of Megillat ha-Megalleh

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Publikationens författare: Hannu Töyrylä
Förlagsort: Leiden, Boston
Publiceringsår: 2014
Förläggare: Brill
Seriens namn: Studies on the Children of Abraham
Nummer i serien: 4
ISBN: 978-90-04-27035-0
eISBN: 9789004276895
ISSN: 2210-4720


An analysis of Megillat ha-Megalleh by Abraham Bar Hiyya (12th c.) as a complete text in its historical and cultural context, showing that the work - written at a time when Jews increasingly came under Christian influence and dominance – presents a coherent argument for the continuing validity of the Jewish hope for redemption. In his argument, Bar Hiyya presents a view of history, the course of which was planted by God in creation, which runs inevitably towards the future redemption of the Jews. Bar Hiyya uses philosophical, scientific, biblical and astrological material to support his argument, and several times makes use of originally Christian ideas, which he inverts to suit his argument.

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