Die Endzeitvorstellungen Der Zoroastrier In Iranischen Quellen

Author: Shahrokh Raei
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447061629
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Seit nahezu 200 Jahren wird die iranische bzw. zoroastrische Apokalypse erforscht. Sie ist von grosser Wichtigkeit fur die altiranische Kultur und Religion. Die Hauptquellen dieser Apokalypse sind auf Mittelpersisch niedergelegt und haben ihre endgultige Fassung im ersten islamischen Jahrhundert (9. und 10. Jh.) erhalten. Shahrokh Raeis Untersuchung fuhrt die unterschiedlichen Elemente, Motive und Ansatze, die sich in den apokalyptischen Texten finden lassen, zusammen. Die Texte werden transkribiert und ubersetzt, die relevanten apokalyptischen Begriffe werden qualitativ und quantitativ miteinander verglichen. Die Frage nach dem wechselseitigen Einfluss der iranischen Apokalypse auf die judisch-christliche ist seit langer Zeit ein wichtiges Thema der Orientforschung. Der Vergleich mittelpersischer Texte gibt hier neuen Erkenntnissen Raum. So ist es beispielsweise von grossem Interesse, dass die Weltalterlehre nur im Zand i -Wahman Yasn auftaucht, in anderen Texten aber abwesend ist. Ebenso von Bedeutung ist die ausfuhrliche Darstellung der Auferstehung, die ausschliesslich in Wizidagiha i Zadspram vorhanden ist. Mit der Bearbeitung der apokalyptischen Texte und ihrer thematischen Klassifizierung bietet Raei ein umfassendes Bild der zoroastrischen Endzeitvorstellungen.Ebook lieferbar unter www.e-cademics.de

Die Zoroastrische Zeitvorstellung

Author: Kianoosh Rezania
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz
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Kianoosh Rezania unternimmt in seiner Studie "Die zoroastrische Zeitvorstellung" eine detaillierte Charakterisierung der Zeitkonzeptionen des Zoroastrismus. Dabei geht er uber die Untersuchung der Konzeption von Zeit in alt- und jungavestischen sowie mittelpersischen zoroastrischen Texten der historischen Entwicklung des Zoroastrismus nach. Themen wie die Schopfung der Zeit, das Verhaltnis von Zeit und Bewegung, der Ablauf der Zeit, die Zusammenhange von Zeit und Schicksal sowie Zeitordnungssysteme finden hier besondere Beachtung. Berucksichtigt wird zudem die Nebenuberlieferung uber das zoroastrische Zeitverstandnis, insbesondere die christlichen Berichte aus der Sasanidenzeit und die arabischen Zeugnisse aus der islamischen Zeit. Auf der Grundlage dieser Quellen stellt Rezania eine neue Interpretation des Zurwan-Mythos und seiner kosmogonischen Konzeption der Ewigkeit vor. In einem abschliessenden Teil wendet er sich dem seit mehr als 200 Jahren in der Forschung diskutierten Zurvanismus und dem Verhaltnis der beiden kosmogonischen Konzeptionen des Zurwan-Mythos und des Pahlavi-Schopfungmythos zu. Die aus der Analyse gewonnenen Ergebnisse erlauben es ihm, die Frage zu erhellen, ob Zurwan-Mythos und Pahlavi-Mythos zwei rivalisierende synchrone oder aber zwei asynchron miteinander in Einklang stehende kosmogonische Konzeptionen sind.

Opening The Books Of Moses

Author: Diana V. Edelman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134945868
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Opening the Books of Moses presents an introduction to the first five books of the Bible. It is written for any student engaged in the scholarly study of these most central of biblical texts. The aim throughout is to examine the books with a view to illuminating the ideas, beliefs and experiences of the time. This broad overview provides: a survey of the current state of Pentateuchal research; an analysis of how the texts were shaped by their time and audience; an outline of Jewish areas in the Persian period; the study concludes with an analysis of key concerns in the study of the Pentateuch, notably the Torah, geography, ethnicity, the nature of Yahweh and other deities, theories of cult, treaties and oaths, and Moses himself.

Studies In Ancient Judaism And Early Christianity

Author: Pieter W. van der Horst
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004271112
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The 24 papers in this volume cover a wide range of topics, all of them concerning the religious world of Judaism and Christianity in the Hellenistic, Roman, and early Byzantine era.

Storytelling In Chefchaouen Northern Morocco

Author: Aicha Rahmouni
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004277403
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In Storytelling in Chefchaouen Northern Morocco Aicha Rahmouni offers two sets of tales told by two different storytellers, and an annotated study of the oral performance.

Sound And Sense In Classical Arabic Poetry

Author: G. J. H. van Gelder
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz
ISBN: 9783447067928
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An early 10th-century Arabic critic defined poetry formally as "metrical, rhymed, meaningful speech." There are numerous studies of classical Arabic poetry, both pre-modern and modern, that deal with the themes and motifs of poems. Many of these pay scant attention to the formal aspects that distinguish Arabic poetry from prose: metre, rhyme, and other sound patterns. Likewise, there are many treatises and monographs on these formal aspects, but often they are more concerned with theory than with actual poetic practice, and they are rarely interested in the relationships between sounds and meanings. Geert Jan van Gelder investigates these relationships in some detail, being concerned primarily with poetic practice rather than with the classical treatises on metre and rhyme. The introduction discusses what we know about the sounds of Classical Arabic verse, as far as we can tell from written sources. The chapters on metre and rhyme deal with the choices poets make and the consequences of the prosodical restraints. Relatively much attention is given to the oddities and freaks of versification. Another chapter illustrates the various sound patterns devised by poets to shape the verse. Sound and sense often clearly or subtly interact, although it is not claimed that they are always closely related. All Arabic examples and quotations are given in transliteration and are accompanied by translations; furthermore, introductions to Arabic prosody and phonology are provided in appendices.

From The Foundations To The Crenellations

Author: Mark J. Boda
Publisher: Ugarit Verlag
ISBN: 9783868350319
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"Instead of a standard Festschrift, Richard Ellis has been honored with this collection of studies on temple building. The first part explores the richness of textual evidence in Ancient Near East cultures: among others Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Elamite, Hittite, Achaemenid. The second part is devoted to various passages of the Hebrew Bible dealing with the building of temples: among others the building of the First Temple, the Chronicler's Temple Building Account, temple reform in Ezekiel and the instructions for building the tabernacle in Exodus 25ff. The volume is supplemented by an extensive collection of short descriptions of Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Hebrew texts dealing with temple building and will thus serve as a comprehensive and useful reader"--from distributor's website.

Dictionary Of Arabic And Allied Loanwords

Author: Federico Corriente
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004168583
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One of the main cultural consequences of the contacts between Islam and the West has been the borrowing of hundreds of words, mostly of Arabic but also of other important languages of the Islamic world, such as Persian, Turkish, Berber, etc. by Western languages. Such loanwords are particularly abundant and relevant in the case of the Iberian Peninsula because of the presence of Islamic states in it for many centuries; their study is very revealing when it comes to assess the impact of those states in the emergence and shaping of Western civilization. Some famous Arabic scholars, above all R. Dozy, have tackled this task in the past, followed by other attempts at increasing and improving his pioneering work; however, the progresses achieved during the last quarter of the 20th c., in such fields as Andalusi and Andalusi Romance dialectology and lexicology made it necessary to update all the available information on this topic and to offer it in English.

Otherworld Journeys

Author: Carol Zaleski
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195363524
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Dozens of books, articles, television shows, and films relating "near-death" experiences have appeared in the past decade. People who have survived a close brush with death reveal their extraordinary visions and ecstatic feelings at the moment they died, describing journeys through a tunnel to a realm of light, visual reviews of their past deeds, encounters with a benevolent spirit, and permanent transformation after returning to life. Carol Zaleski's Otherworld Journeys offers the most comprehensive treatment to date of the evidence surrounding near-death experiences. The first to place researchers' findings, first-person accounts, and possible medical or psychological explanations in historical perspective, she discusses how these materials reflect the influence of contemporary culture. She demonstrates that modern near-death reports belong to a vast family of otherworld journey tales, with examples in nearly every religious heritage. She identifies universal as well as culturally specific features by comparing near-death narratives in two distinct periods of Western society: medieval Christendom and twentieth-century secular America. This comparison reveals profound similarities, such as the life-review and the transforming after-effects of the vision, as well as striking contrasts, such as the absence of hell or punishment scenes from modern accounts. Mediating between the "debunkers" and the near-death researchers, Zaleski considers current efforts to explain near-death experience scientifically. She concludes by emphasizing the importance of the otherworld vision for understanding imaginative and religious experience in general.