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Ezra, Nehemiah: Volume 11 (NEW COLLEGEVILLE BIBLE COMMENTARY: OLD TESTAMENT)

Ezra, Nehemiah: Volume 11 (NEW COLLEGEVILLE BIBLE COMMENTARY: OLD TESTAMENT)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780814628454
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Release Date: Apr 01, 2012
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.90 x 0.50 x 8.80 inches

Overview

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah relate the return of the Jewish exiles from Babylon during the rule of the early Persian kings. For a long time, interpretations of these two books by Christian exegetes characterized the Judaism of the post-exilic age as narrow and nationalistic. This interpretation led to a separation of post-exilic Judaism from its pre-exilic Israelite roots that allowed for a supersessionist reading of the Old Testament based on perceived deficiencies in the religious views of the post-exilic era.

Informed by recent advances in our knowledge of the Persian Empire, this commentary, demonstrates that Ezra and Nehemiah offer a compelling story of a people's attempt to reassemble the fragments of their heritage as they face the future in a greatly changed world.


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