4.01.01.01 Judaism [Abrahamic (A.E.T.)]


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In Judaism, End Times are usually called The End of Days (a arit ha-yamim, אחרית הימים), a phrase that appears several times in the Tanakh. Though the idea of a messianic age has a prominent place in Jewish thought, it is not a pre-ordained event but rather brought about by religious observance and good deeds. 

The term may refer to a number of interwoven themes Jewish messianism1)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_messianism: 

 Jewish messianism

 The ingathering of the exiles

 The land of Israel will turn from a desert into a garden, flourishing with fruits

 Rebuilding of the Temple

 Animal sacrifice or Korban

The World to Come (Olam ha-Ba)2)is an ambiguous term that may refer to the afterlife, the messianic world, or the life of the resurrected

Main Tenets of Jewish Eschatology.3)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_eschatology#Overview_and_textual_sources

The main tenets of Jewish eschatology are the following, in no particular order, elaborated in the Books of Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel:

 End of world (before everything as follows).

 God redeems Israel (i.e. the Jewish people) from the captivity that began during the Babylonian Exile, in a new Exodus

 God returns the Jewish people to the Land of Israel

 God restores the House of David and the Temple in Jerusalem

 God creates a regent from the House of David (i.e. the Jewish Messiah) to lead the Jewish people and the world and usher in an age of justice and peace

 All nations recognize that the God of Israel is the only true God

 God resurrects the dead

 God creates a new heaven and a new earth

It is also believed that history will complete itself and the ultimate destination will be reached when all mankind returns to the Garden of Eden.

Tumultuous events will overturn the old world order.4)As is recorded in these example verses contained in the following Old Testament verses of the Bible: http://dictionnaire.sensagent.leparisien.fr/END%20TIME/en-en/


But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy GOD, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it? Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?

Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him. Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.

And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; to drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day. Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

Deuteronomy 4:29-39 KJV

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Isaiah 2:1-5 KJV

But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it. For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.

Micah 4:1-5 KJV

These events create a new order in which God is universally recognized as the ruler over His creation, which includes everyone and everything.5)http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Eschatology

sources: http://dictionnaire.sensagent.leparisien.fr/END%20TIME/en-en/#Judaism

References   [ + ]

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_messianism
2. is an ambiguous term that may refer to the afterlife, the messianic world, or the life of the resurrected
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_eschatology#Overview_and_textual_sources
4. As is recorded in these example verses contained in the following Old Testament verses of the Bible: http://dictionnaire.sensagent.leparisien.fr/END%20TIME/en-en/
5. http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Eschatology