From the Rivers of Babylon to the Highlands of Judah: Collected Studies on the Restoration Period

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Eisenbrauns, 2006 - Bible - 469 pages
"Culled from various books, journals, and festschrifts, the most important essays by Sara Japhet on the biblical restoration period and the books of Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles appear in this accessible collection."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

The Supposed Common Authorship of Chronicles and EzraNehemiah Investigated Anew
1
Conquest and Settlement in Chronicles
38
Sheshbazzar and Zerubbabel against the Background of the Historical and Religious Tendencies of EzraNehemiah Part 1
53
Sheshbazzar and Zerubbabel against the Background of the Historical and Religious Tendencies of EzraNehemiah Part 2
85
People and Land in the Restoration Period
96
The Historical Reliability of Chronicles The History of the Problem and Its Place in Biblical Research
117
Law and The Law in EzraNehemiah
137
History and Literature in the Persian Period The Restoration of the Temple
152
The Distribution of the Priestly Gifts according to a Document of the Second Temple Period
289
Postexilic Historiography How and Why?
307
Exile and Restoration in the Book of Chronicles
331
Can the Persian Period Bear the Burden? Reflections on the Origins of Biblical History
342
Periodization between History and Ideology The NeoBabylonian Period in Biblical Historiography
353
Theodicy in EzraNehemiah and Chronicles
367
Chronicles A History
399
Periodization between History and Ideology II Chronology and Ideology in EzraNehemiah
416

The Relationship between Chronicles and EzraNehemiah
169
The Temple in the Restoration Period Reality and Ideology
183
The Israelite Legal and Social Reality as Reflected in Chronicles A Case Study
233
Composition and Chronology in the Book of EzraNehemiah
245
The Prohibition of the Habitation of Women The Temple Scrolls Attitude toward Sexual Impurity and Its Biblical Precedents
268
The Concept of the Remnant in the Restoration Period On the Vocabulary of SelfDefinition
432
Indexes
451
Index of Scripture
456
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About the author (2006)

Sara Japhet is Yehezkel Kaufmann Professor of Bible at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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