Meaning of 'OLAM HA-BA in English
- 'OLAM HA-BA
(Hebrewthe world to come) in Jewish theology, either the world after death or the new creation or restoration of the world that is to follow the messianic millennium. Because this latter interpretation stemmed from the teachings and exhortations of the prophets, it was especially prevalent during the period of the Second Temple of Jerusalem (516 BCAD 70). Whatever the interpretation of 'olam ha-ba, it meant for Jews the end of uncertainty, miseries, and strife. Jewish literature contrasts 'olam ha-ba with 'olam ha-ze (this world). The latter is a time to prove oneself worthy of participating in the world to come.
Britannica English vocabulary. Английский словарь Британика. 2012