“The” Red Jews

“The” Red Jews

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The German legend of the Red Jews, a medieval conflation of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel with the biblical destroyers Gog and Magog, articulated throughout the Middle Ages and well into the sixteenth century a fundamentally antisemitic strain of popular apocalypticism. This undigested piece of medievalia disappeared as more strictly biblical narratives of the End replaced medieval myth. As a result, the Red Jews have not been noticed by modern historians though they were a universally-known feature of German apocalyptic belief for over three centuries.and since the arrival of a mere man cannot remove their sins (as Christ could), the Jews are therefore in error.63 This does not suggest that the ... Although Hugo may have consulted a different version of the Ordinary Gloss on the Bible, 64 the difference between his almost ... from the spiritualizing interpretation of Tyconius, Jerome and Augustine, Rupert of Deutz, Gerhoh von Reichersberg, the Ordinaryanbsp;...

Title:“The” Red Jews
Author: Andrew Colin Gow
Publisher:BRILL - 1995

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