Nistarot shel Rabbi Shimʿon Bar Yoḥay
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Nistarot shel Rabbi Shimʿon Bar Yoḥay (Secrets of Rabbi Simeon Bar Yoḥay) is a mid-eighth-century Palestinian apocalypse in Hebrew which purports to recount future historical events from the beginning of Muslim rule until the coming of the Messiahs, the Last Judgment, and the End of Days. In the short frame story, the second-century tanna Simeon Bar Yoḥay prays in the cave where he has miraculously lived during the twelve years of the Hadrianic persecution, asking about the End. The Throne Angel Metatron informs him that the Ishmaelites will save Israel from the evil Kingd…

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Ronit Nikolsky, “Nistarot shel Rabbi Shimʿon Bar Yoḥay”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 18 June 2018
First published online: 2010

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