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Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire: A History of the Book of Zerubbabel
by Martha Himmelfarb
Harvard University Press, 2017
Cloth: 978-0-674-05762-3 | eISBN: 978-0-674-97908-6
Library of Congress Classification BM615.H56 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 296.336

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The seventh-century CE Hebrew work Sefer Zerubbabel (Book of Zerubbabel)—a tale of two messiahs—is the first full-fledged messianic narrative in Jewish literature. Martha Himmelfarb offers a comprehensive analysis of this rich understudied text, illuminating its distinctive literary features and the complex milieu from which it arose.

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