Single Idea 7482

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 2. Immortality / a. Immortality]

Full Idea

The idea of resurrection in Judaism seems to have first developed around 160 BCE, during the time of religious martyrdom, and as a response to it (the martyrs were surely not dying forever?). It is first mentioned in the book of Daniel.

Gist of Idea

Resurrection developed in Judaism as a response to martyrdoms, in about 160 BCE


report of Anon (Dan) (27: Book of Daniel [c.165 BCE], Ch.7) by Peter Watson - Ideas

Book Reference

Watson,Peter: 'Ideas: from fire to Freud' [Phoenix 2006], p.217

A Reaction

Idea 7473 suggests that Zoroaster beat them to it by 800 years.

Related Idea

Idea 7573 The legal positivism of Hobbes said law is just formal or procedural [Hobbes, by Jolley]