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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 46. Did the Hebrews Believe in an Afterlife?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44908


The Hebrew Bible displays little interest in the afterlife, but it evokes practices that tended to be frowned upon by the writers. These practices demonstrate a belief in a form of continuation of life after death.

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