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.

Islamic Alternatives

Author: Shahrokh Raei
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ISBN: 9783447107792
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Islamic Alternatives are the proceedings of a symposium which was held in April 2014 within the framework of a research project entitled The Khaksar Order between Ahl-e Haqq and Shiite Sufi Order, funded by the German Research Foundation. The tradition and belief system of the Khaksar is closely connected to several cultural and religious traditions across a vast geographical area in the Orient: the territory of Persianate societies, which might also be called 'the territory of wandering dervishes'. The extensive historical and cultural relations and associations, the similarities between the Khaksar Order and the Futuwwa tradition or religious communities (such as the Ahl-e Haqq (Yarsan) and Bektashi order in different geographical territories), the relationship between this order and Dervish groups in Pakistan and Central Asia on the one hand and its connection with the official orthodox Shia on the other hand are the main topics dealt with in the present book. The commonalities and cultural relations of these numerous and diverse cultural traditions as well as the heterodox movements in this region are so substantial that understanding the related aspects of each helps us gain a deeper knowledge of the whole subject matter. This symposium and the present proceedings attempt to gather as many specialists of these diverse but associated themes as possible in order to achieve a better understanding of these concepts.

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.

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.

Yezidism In Europe

Author: Philip G. Kreyenbroek
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447060608
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Yezidism is a minority religion that is largely based on tradition rather than scripture. In the homelands - Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Transcaucasia - its world-view is closely connected with local culture, and most easily understood in that context. From the 1960s onwards, an increasing number of Yezidis from Turkey, Iraq and Syria were forced to migrate to Western Europe. After the fall of the Soviet Union many Yezidis from Armenia and Georgia moved to Russia and the Ukraine. This work addresses the question of differences in perception of the religion between Yezidi migrants who grew up in the homeland and those who were mainly socialised in the Diaspora. It is based on extensive qualitative research among Yezidis of different generations in Germany and Russia.

God And Sheikh Adi Are Perfect

Author: Philip G. Kreyenbroek
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447053006
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Until the late 20th century the West was unaware of the existence of an extensive corpus of Yezidi religious texts. These were traditionally transmitted orally, and were kept secret from outsiders. It was not until the 1970s that a few Yezidi intellectuals began to commit these texts to writing. These first publications included only specimens of the most prestigious genres, which for a time were thought to be representative of Yezidi religious literature as a whole. It was later discovered, however, that this literature was far richer. Furthermore it became clear that an understanding of Yezidi oral culture as a whole was indispensable for a proper understanding of the religious texts.The present work offers the reader a representative selection of the main genres of Yezidi religious texts, with translation and commentary. The texts are intended, moreover, to cover the topics most often addressed in the Yezidi religious tradition.The first introductory chapter aims to introduce the reader to the Yezidi community's history, aspects of its religion, and its social structures and institutions. The next chapter focuses on some of the implications of the oral transmission of this literature and on its contents, especially the sacred history of Yezidism. The third chapter discusses aspects of orality and the transition to written culture, questions of performance and reception, and the formal characteristics of the various types of texts.