Franklin

Judaism, the first phase : the place of Ezra and Nehemiah in the origins of Judaism / Joseph Blenkinsopp.

Author/Creator:
Blenkinsopp, Joseph, 1927-
Publication:
Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 262 p. ; 23 cm.
Status/Location:
Loading...

Get It

Details

Subjects:
Ezra (Biblical figure).
Nehemiah (Governor of Judah).
Judaism -- Origin.
Judaism -- History.
Bible. O.T. Ezra -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. O.T. Nehemiah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Jewish sects.
Contents:
Introduction
Origins
Towards the origins of Judaism
Judeans or Jews?
A clash of Titans : Eduard Meyer vs. Julius Wellhausen
From monocentrism to pluricentrism : a new situation
Who are the children of Abraham?
Ezra
Putting Ezra-Nehemiah in perspective
The Ezra story
Ezra's mission (Ezra 7:1-8:34)
Reading and interpreting the law (Neh. 7:72b-8:18)
The intermarriage crisis (Ezra 9-10)
The Ezra profile
Ezra and the Golah
Nehemiah
The Nehemiah story
The Nehemiah memoir in its contemporary setting
The memoir compared with Egyptian
Commemorative inscriptions
Genre and literary character of the memoir
The Nehemiah memoir in the context of the book (Nehemiah 1-13)
The Nehemiah profile
Ezra-Nehemiah : the roots of the ideology
The diaspora situation
Projections of a restored past in postdisaster prophecy
The prehistory of the ideology in Ezra-Nehemiah
Temple and divine presence
Ezekiel's law of the temple (tôrat habbayit)
The status of foreigners
Marriage policy and ritual ethnicity
Temple priests and altar priests
The privileges and duties of the secular ruler
The land
Ezra and Nehemiah : history and ideology
Ezra and Nehemiah as ideological points of reference
Closely related texts : Chronicles, First Esdras, Josephus
In praise of Nehemiah : Ben Sira and II Maccabees
Ezra between the Canonical Book and rabbinic attestations
How lasting were the achievements of Ezra and Nehemiah?
The sectarian element in early Judaism
What is a sect and how can it be recognized as such?
Aspects of sectarianism in Ezra-Nehemiah
Between Ezra-Nehemiah and Daniel : antecedents and continuities
Sectarian origins in the Babylonian diaspora
Legal interpretations and practice in Ezra-Nehemiah and late Second Temple sects
Provisional conclusion in four propositions.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:
9780802864505 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0802864503 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
319689881
Publisher Number:
99935587010