Ezra Nehemiah

Ezra Nehemiah

Undertaking a theological reading of Ezra-Nehemiah which emphasizes its character as narrative and story, Throntveit avoids an overly historical approach to the text and presents a clear picture of Ezra and Nehemiah.

Author: Mark A. Throntveit

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664238643

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Undertaking a theological reading of Ezra-Nehemiah which emphasizes its character as narrative and story, Throntveit avoids an overly historical approach to the text and presents a clear picture of Ezra and Nehemiah.
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Ezra Nehemiah

Ezra Nehemiah

This book presents a unique approach to Ezra-Nehemiah in the combination of two approaches - the literary and the historical.

Author: Lester L. Grabbe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415141540

Category: Religion

Page: 209

View: 418

This text presents an approach to Ezra-Nehemiah in the combination of two approaches - the literary and the historical. It challenges commonly held assumptions not from radical theory, but from careful attention to the text itself.
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Ezra and Nehemiah

Ezra and Nehemiah

In Ezra and Nehemiah Gordon Davies provides that knowledge using rhetorical criticism, a methodology that reveals the full range and progress of the book's ideas without hiding its rough seams and untidy edges.

Author: Gordon Fay Davies

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 081465049X

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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Ezra-Nehemiah has been neglected in biblical studies, but it is important as one of the few windows into the Persian period of Israel's history, the setting for so much of the final shape of the Hebrew Bible. To know this period is to know what influenced these redactors. In Ezra and Nehemiah Gordon Davies provides that knowledge using rhetorical criticism, a methodology that reveals the full range and progress of the book's ideas without hiding its rough seams and untidy edges. The purpose of rhetorical criticism is to explain not the source but the power of the text as a unitary message. This approach does not look at plot development, characterization, or other elements whose roughness makes Ezra-Nehemiah frustrating to read. Instead, it examines the three parts of the relationship - the strategies, the situations, and the effects - between the speaker and the audience. Rhetorical criticism's scrutiny of the audience in context favors the search for the ideas and structures that are indigenous to the culture of the text. Rhetorical criticism is interested in figures of speech as means of persuasion. Therefore, to apply it to Ezra-Nehemiah, Davies concentrates on the public discourse - the orations, letters, and prayers - throughout its text. In each chapter he follows a procedure that: (1) where it is unclear, identifies the rhetorical unit in which the discourse is set; (2) identifies the audiences of the discourse and the rhetorical situation; (3) studies the arrangement of the material; (4) studies the effect on the various audiences; (5) reviews the passage as a whole and judges its success. In the conclusion, Davies explains that Ezra-Nehemiah makes theological sense on its own terms, by forming a single work in which a range of ideas is argued. Biblical scholars as well as those interested in literary criticism, communication studies, rhetorical studies, ecclesiology, and homiletics will find Ezra and Nehemiah enlightening. Chapters are Ezra 1:1-6, Ezra 4:1-24, Ezra 5:1-6: 15, Ezra 7, Ezra 9-10, Nehemiah 1- 2, Nehemiah 3-7, and Nehemiah 8-10. Gordon F. Davies is associate professor of Old Testament and dean of students at St. Augustine's Seminary of Toronto.
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Ezra Nehemiah and Esther

Ezra  Nehemiah  and Esther

Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

Author: Johanna W. H. Van Wijk-Bos

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664255973

Category: Religion

Page: 147

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According to this well-known author, today's readers find much that is familiar in Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, including the message of God's faithfulness in the face of prejudice, sexism, and patriarchy. Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.
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Ezra Nehemiah and the Construction of Early Jewish Identity

Ezra  Nehemiah  and the Construction of Early Jewish Identity

The events of exile and return made it impossible to completely fall back on the traditional religious identity. The essays in this volume try to reconstruct the path taken in that transition.

Author: Bob Becking

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 316150111X

Category: Religion

Page: 189

View: 380

The post-exilic of Persian period showed a transition in the religion in ancient Israel from Yahwism(s) to Judaism(s). The events of exile and return made it impossible to completely fall back on the traditional religious identity. The essays in this volume try to reconstruct the path taken in that transition. The characters of Ezra and Nehemiah are generally seen as playing a formative role in this process. By reading texts from the biblical books supposedly written by Ezra and Nehemiah in a religio-historical context, new light falls on the process of change.
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The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

Fensham's study on the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah is a contribution to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament.

Author: F. Charles Fensham

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802825273

Category: Religion

Page: 301

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Fensham's study on the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah is a contribution to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Like its companion series on the New Testament, this commentary devotes considerable care to achieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation.
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Ezra and Nehemiah

Ezra and Nehemiah

Both of these features are fully realized in this THOTC volume on Ezra and Nehemiah by David J. Shepherd and Christopher J. H. Wright.

Author: David J. Shepherd

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467449625

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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Two features especially distinguish the Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary series: theological exegesis and theological reflection. Both of these features are fully realized in this THOTC volume on Ezra and Nehemiah by David J. Shepherd and Christopher J. H. Wright. Following an introduction and concise, verse-by-verse commentary on both books, Shepherd and Wright highlight key ways in which these Old Testament texts continue to speak to us today. They closely examine what Ezra and Nehemiah tell us about God and the people of Israel, reflect practically on leadership, and engage critically with those portions of the text (such as Ezra's dissolution of the Judeans' marriages with foreigners) that present special problems for contemporary readers. Offering deep theological insight throughout, this volume will prove essential for students, pastors, and other Christian leaders seeking to engage in theological interpretation of Scripture.
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Bede on Ezra and Nehemiah

Bede on Ezra and Nehemiah

This volume contains a translation of the Latin text; annotations dealing with textual, historical, social, and religious issues; an introduction; two appendices; and a bibliography.

Author: Saint Bede (the Venerable)

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846310010

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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The Venerable Bede's In Ezram et Neemiam is the first and only complete commentary written on the biblical books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the patristic or later medieval era. This is the first English translation of Bede's text, and in it he emerges as a daring innovator, an author who used the stories of Ezra and Nehemiah to explore the pastoral and secular crises of his own day. Translator Scott DeGregorio makes Bede's work both accessible to the layperson and illuminating for the specialist. This edition includes annotations dealing with textual, historical, and religious issues; a comprehensive introduction that places the text in the backdrop of Bede's eighth-century Northumbrian community; two appendices; and a bibliography.
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Ezra Nehemiah

Ezra Nehemiah

The biblical books Ezra and Nehemiah are not highly regarded because of a painful point.

Author: Bob Becking

Publisher: Historical Commentary on the O

ISBN: 9042937696

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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The biblical books Ezra and Nehemiah are not highly regarded because of a painful point. In both books, a call can be found to put an end to marriages with foreign, or strange women. This commentary wants to understand that summons in the context of the world at that time and to show that other themes play a role in Ezra and Nehemiah. In the time after the return from the Babylonian exile Israel had to search for a new identity. It was found around the temple and from the Torah of Moses which was appropriated for a new era.
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Ezra and Nehemiah

Ezra and Nehemiah

This commentary on the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah is part of the International Critical Commentary series.

Author: Loring W. Batten

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567050084

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 322

This commentary on the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah is part of the International Critical Commentary series.
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A Study Commentary on Ezra Nehemiah

A Study Commentary on Ezra Nehemiah

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah are important in appreciating the background to the post-exilic prophets and in understanding the period when Chronicles was compiled and the psalms were arranged in their present form.

Author: Greg Goswell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0852349866

Category: Bible

Page: 456

View: 533

Categories: Bible

Ezra Nehemiah Esther

Ezra  Nehemiah  Esther

Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands.

Author: Edwin Yamauchi

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310531821

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources. The thoroughly revised features consist of: • Comprehensive introductions • Short and precise bibliographies • Detailed outlines • Insightful expositions of passages and verses • Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture • Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues • Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question • Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes • A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion
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Ezra Nehemiah Esther and Job

Ezra  Nehemiah  Esther  and Job

This series invites you to enter the Old Testament with a company of guides, experts that will give new insights into these cherished writings.

Author: Edwin Yamauchi

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310527633

Category: Religion

Page: 183

View: 887

Many today find the Old Testament a closed book. The cultural issues seem insurmountable and we are easily baffled by that which seems obscure. Furthermore, without knowledge of the ancient culture we can easily impose our own culture on the text, potentially distorting it. This series invites you to enter the Old Testament with a company of guides, experts that will give new insights into these cherished writings. Features include • Over 2000 photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams and charts provide a visual feast that breathes fresh life into the text. • Passage-by-passage commentary presents archaeological findings, historical explanations, geographic insights, notes on manners and customs, and more. • Analysis into the literature of the ancient Near East will open your eyes to new depths of understanding both familiar and unfamiliar passages. • Written by an international team of 30 specialists, all top scholars in background studies.
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Ezra Nehemiah and Esther

Ezra  Nehemiah  and Esther

Set in the Persian Empire, one of the greatest kingdoms the world has ever known, the stories contained in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah provide the most comprehensive scriptural account of the restored Judean community after the ...

Author: J. G. McConville

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664245838

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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Set in the Persian Empire, one of the greatest kingdoms the world has ever known, the stories contained in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah provide the most comprehensive scriptural account of the restored Judean community after the Babylonian exile. The book of Esther is also set in the Persian period of Israel's history, although the concern is for a different community. Carrying forward brilliantly the pattern established by Barclay's New Testament series, the Daily Study Bible has been extended to cover the entire Old Testament as well. Invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use, the Daily Study Bible provides a useful, reliable, and eminently readable way to discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today.
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Ezra Nehemiah

Ezra  Nehemiah

With recent scholarship, this series provides vital background and addresses important questions such as authorship and cultural context.

Author: Thomas M. Bolin

Publisher: New Collegeville Bible Comment

ISBN: 0814628451

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Comprehensive and understandable, the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series brings the timeless messages and relevance of the Old Testament to todays readers. With recent scholarship, this series provides vital background and addresses important questions such as authorship and cultural context. The New Collegeville Bible Commentary books use the New American Bible translation and will appeal to preachers, teachers, Bible study groups, and all readers of the Bible. 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 peoples attempt to reassemble the fragments of their heritage as they face the future in a greatly changed world.
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Exalting Jesus in Ezra Nehemiah

Exalting Jesus in Ezra Nehemiah

Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible.

Author: James M. Hamilton, Jr.

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805496758

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition. Exalting Jesus in Ezra-Nehemiah is written by Jim Hamilton.
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Ezra Nehemiah

Ezra Nehemiah

This volume, a part of the Old Testament Library series, explores the books of Ezra and Nehemiah The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and ...

Author:

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664221867

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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This volume, a part of the Old Testament Library series, explores the books of Ezra and Nehemiah The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.
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Ezra Nehemiah

Ezra  Nehemiah

This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology.

Author: Hugh Godfrey Maturin Williamson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated

ISBN: 0849902150

Category: Religion

Page: 417

View: 99

The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.
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The Levitical Authorship of Ezra Nehemiah

The Levitical Authorship of Ezra Nehemiah

of Nehemiah, the son of Hachaliah” (Tbon-1- Tony "T-"; Neh. 1.1), clearly
indicates that what follows is an independent composition; (2) the identical lists in
Ezra 2 and Nehemiah 7 can be explained only when we propose separate
authors for ...

Author: Kyung-Jin Min

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567632725

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The study of Ezra-Nehemiah has been revolutionized in recent years by a growing rejection of the long-established belief that it was composed as part of the Chronicler's work. That shift in scholarly paradigms has re-opened many questions of origin and purpose, and this thesis attempts to establish an answer to the most important of these: the question of authorship. Here, Kyungjin Min argues that Ezra-Nehemiah most likely originated in a Levitical group that received Persian backing during the late-fifth century BCE and that valued the ideologies of decentralization of power, unity and cooperation among social groups, and dissatisfaction with the religious status quo.
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