Hintze, Almut (2008) 'Treasure in Heaven. A Theme in Comparative Religion.' In: Shaked, Shaul and Netzer, Amnon, (eds.), Irano-Judaica. Studies Relating to Jewish Contacts with Persian Culture Throughout the Ages. Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Jewish Communities in the East, pp. 9-36.
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This article discusses the metaphor of heavenly account-keeping from a Zoroastrian and from a Jewish angle and explores the extent to which there may be a connection. It argues that the image of heavenly account-keeping is likely to have originated in a Zoroastrian context and borrowed into Judaism during the Parthian period. The idea also lives on in Roman Catholicism.
|Item Type:||Book Chapters|
|SOAS Departments & Centres:||Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions|
|Depositing User:||Almut Hintze|
|Date Deposited:||10 Sep 2009 12:42|
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