Hoping for the Millennium

A Peaceable Kingdom, Edward Hicks, 1826. National Gallery of Art

A few weeks ago I posted an article I had published back in the year 2000, on “Salvation” in the Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements, edited by Richard Lances. Here is another dealing with Millennialism in the Ancient World–by that I mean the ancient Near East/Mediterranean world. I tried my best, in just three pages to offer a tight summary and overview. I love the challenge of putting a lot of material, succinctly, into a bit of space. It makes for quick reading and if done well, lots of learning. I’ve been thinking seriously about what might be called “apocalyptic millenarianism” for the past 50 years–mostly Jewish and Christian. Take a look and see what you think. I hope you will find some helpful new insights.

Tabor Ancient World Encyclopedia Millennialism


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