The Jewish Pesach and the Origins of the Christian Easter

Studia Judaica

Book 35
Walter de Gruyter
Free sample

The study assesses the main issues in the current debate about the early history of Pesach and Easter and provides new insights into the development of these two festivals. The author argues that the prescriptions of Exodus 12 provide the celebration of the Pesach in Jerusalem with an etiological background in order to connect the pilgrim festival with the story of the Exodus. The thesis that the Christian Easter evolved as a festival against a Jewish form of celebrating Pesach in the second century and that the development of Easter Sunday is dependent upon this custom is endorsed by the author’s close study of relevant texts such as the Haggada of Pesach; the “Poem of the four nights” in the Palestinian Targum Tradition; the structure of the Easter vigil.
Read more
Collapse

About the author

Clemens Leonhard, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

Read more
Collapse
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Walter de Gruyter
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Feb 14, 2012
Read more
Collapse
Pages
518
Read more
Collapse
ISBN
9783110927818
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Best For
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Religion / Christian Church / History
Religion / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources
Religion / Christian Rituals & Practice / Worship & Liturgy
Religion / Christian Theology / History
Religion / Christianity / History
Religion / Judaism / General
Religion / Judaism / History
Religion / Judaism / Rituals & Practice
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Collapse

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.