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MiraclesWonder and Meaning in World Religions$
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David L. Weddle

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814794159

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814794159.001.0001

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Judaism

Judaism

Signs of Covenant

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(p.71) 3 Judaism
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Miracles
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David L. Weddle

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814794159.003.0003

This chapter examines the meaning and purpose of miracles in Judaism. Miracle stories in Jewish tradition express confidence in God as the original creator of the world, revealer of moral law, and champion of justice in human history. Biblical stories of Exodus and Sinai are interpreted as miracles performed on behalf of those with whom God entered into covenant. In the subsequent history of Israel, God worked miracles through prophets, rabbis, and masters to recall the Jewish community to their responsibility for restoring the world to justice through obedience to Torah. Miracles served the purpose of confirming the authority of divine revelation, defeating the persecutors of the Jewish people, and demonstrating God's faithfulness to his covenant with Israel in the most extreme circumstances.

Keywords:   miracles, miracle stories, Judaism, Jews, God, Israel, Torah, divine revelation

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