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Published: 15 June 2017

384 Pages


ISBN: 9780190255022

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The Grammar of Messianism

An Ancient Jewish Political Idiom and Its Users

Matthew V. Novenson

  • Offers a revisionist account of messianism in antiquity.
  • Presents an unconventional appeal to both Jewish and Christian evidence as mutually informative.
  • Presents a novel research program for a classic corpus of texts.
  • Engages a detailed discussion of some little understood and newly published ancient texts.