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Treasure in Heaven. A Theme in Comparative Religion

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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Abstract

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
ISBN: 9789652351272
Depositing User: Almut Hintze
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2009 12:42
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/7709

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