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Covenant in the Persian period : from Genesis to Chronicles

  title={Covenant in the Persian period : from Genesis to Chronicles},
  author={Richard J. Bautch and Gary N. Knoppers},
EISENBRAUNS The 22 essays in this new and comprehensive study explore how notions of covenant, especially the Sinaitic covenant, flourished during the Neo-Babylonian, Persian, and early Hellenistic periods. Following the upheaval of the Davidic monarchy, the temple's destruction, the disenfranchisement of the Jerusalem priesthood, the deportation of Judeans to other lands, the struggles of Judeans who remained in the land, and the limited returns of some Judean groups from exile, the covenant… Expand
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Yahwistic Appropriation of Achaemenid Ideology and the Function of Nehemiah 9 in Ezra-Nehemiah
Abstract:The prayer of Neh 9:6–37, and particularly its final two verses, presents the imperial monarchy in a very negative light. This portrayal is far different from the depictions of theExpand
The Aramaic Transition and the Redaction of the Pentateuch
Virtually all scholars recognize that the Pentateuch was redacted during the Persian period but that its current form highlights the inconsistencies of its sources rather than attempting to harmonizeExpand


Joseph, Jehoiachin, and Cyrus: On Book Endings, Exoduses and Exiles, and Yehudite/Judean Social Remembering
Abstract: In a recent ZAW article, Michael Chan argues that II Reg 25,27–30 alludes to Gen 40–41, and that this allusion provides a hermeneutical key for understanding the purpose of II Reg 25,27–30Expand
Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920
Charles Reagan Wilson documents that for over half a century there existed not one, but two civil religions in the United States, the second not dedicated to honoring the American nation. ExtensivelyExpand
Happiness for Mankind: Achaemenian Religion and the Imperial Project
The product of twenty years' research, this is the first book to study the way religious concerns permeated Achaemenian culture, deeply influencing such varied things as categories of space, time,Expand
Cyrus the Messiah? The Historical Background to Isaiah 45:1
  • L. Fried
  • Philosophy
  • Harvard Theological Review
  • 2002
According to Isaiah 45:1, Cyrus is YHWH's anointed, his Messiah: Thus says YHWH to his anointed, to Cyrus whom I took by his right hand. Scholars have long disputed this passage. Many agree withExpand
Signs of Jonah: Reading and Rereading in Ancient Yehud
Ehud Ben Zvi explores the multiplicity of meanings conveyed by the book of Jonah in Signs of Jonah: Reading and Rereading in Ancient Yehud. His primary focus is on “textually inscribed markers thatExpand
Context and meaning of Zechariah 9:9
L'A. demontre que lorsque des considerations contextuelles et l'hypothese que l'auteur ou le redacteur de Zacharie 9:9 a considere ces chapitres comme un tout, sont prises en compte, on ne devraitExpand
The Cyrus Cylinder and Achaemenid Imperial Policy
L'humanitarisme de Cyrus, selon Xenophon et le livre d'Esdras, cette image de "monarque eclaire" ayant persiste jusqu'a nos jours: voir les louanges que lui ont adresse Ben Gourion, Arnold Toynbee,Expand
Gazing through the Cloud of Incense : Davidic and Temple Community in the Chronicler ’ s Perspective
  • Chronicling the Chronicler : The Book of Chronicles and Early Second Temple Historiography
  • 2014
Deuteronomy 18:15)—“No Prophet Like Moses
  • Some Observations on the Relation between the Pentateuch and the Latter Prophets. Pp
  • 2011
“ Er tat das Rechte . . . . ”
  • Beurteilungskriterien und Deuteronomismus in 1 Kön 12 – 2 Kön 25 . Abhandlungen zur Theologie des Alten und Neuen Testaments 93
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