Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2004

208 Pages

ISBN: 9781904113201

Bookseller Code (06)

Hope of Israel

Menasseh Ben-Israel, edited by Gerard Nahon, and Henri Mechoulan

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press

When The Hope of Israel was translated into English in 1652, its argument from Scripture that messianic redemption would not come to the Jewish people until they were scattered in all the corners of the Earth aroused great interest and played an instrumental part in the discussions in the Commonwealth under Cromwell which eventually led to the readmission of the Jews in 1656. This edition of that English text includes an introduction and notes which place the work in the intellectual context of its time.