Judaism and Imperial Ideology in Late Antiquity by Alexei M. Sivertsev

By Alexei M. Sivertsev

This e-book explores the impact of Roman imperialism at the improvement of Messianic topics in Judaism within the 5th in the course of the 8 centuries CE. It can pay distinctive consciousness to the ways that Roman imperial ideology and imperial eschatology encouraged Jewish representations of the Messiah and Messianic age. issues addressed within the publication contain: representations of the Messianic country of Israel as a successor to the Roman Empire, the topic of imperial renewal in Jewish eschatology and its Roman parallels, representations of the emperor in overdue vintage literature and artwork and their impression at the representations of the Messiah, the mum of the Messiah in overdue vintage and Byzantine cultural contexts, and the determine of the final Roman Emperor in Christian and Jewish tradition.

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