editions of 2 Esdras 20–21 are dramatic , considering the general unity of these
critical editions ( with the exception of Neh 3 : 33–4 : 17 ) prior to Neh 1112.66 In
examining both editions , it is clear that the Cambridge critical edition closely ...
Author: Deirdre N. Fulton
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
In this work, Deirdre N. Fulton examines the differences in the MT and LXX texts of Nehemiah 11-12. She portrays the rebuilding of Judah by focusing on the people who settled in Jerusalem, a catalog of settlements in Judah, a list of temple personnel, and a narrative of the dedication and procession around the walls of Jerusalem. In this systematic study the author analyzes the textual divergences and changes these chapters underwent over time. While both traditions cast Nehemiah 11-12 in Persian period Judah, the textual divergences between the MT and LXX reveal intentional changes that occurred during the Hellenistic period.
In Neh 5:8–11 Nehemiah gives a short speech to prevent the enslavement of
fellow Jews (compare Neh 13:25–27). ... the Temple rededication; the next
subpart is introduced by Ezra's “certificate of appointment” (Ezra 7) and
370 - 360 B . C . E . 28 Both of these times were periods of revolt or subversive
activity on the part of Judea against Persian hegemony . 2° It may well be that the
Chronicler ' s final version of 1 - 2 Chronicles , Ezra - Nehemiah , was edited ( or
censored ) to delete the names of ... The new numismatic datum , however , adds
a tangible bit of evidence that warrants reconsideration of Cross ' s position .
didate for Ezra ' s mission , but Nehemiah 5 : 14 , which refers to the thirty -
second year of Artaxerxes , rules out this latter Persian as the ... One of the
Elephantine letters , written to Bagoas the governor of Judah in 407 requesting
permission to rebuild the temple of ... The Date of Nehemiah Reconsidered , " in
G . A . Tuttle , ed . , Biblical and Near Eastern Studies : Essays in Honor of William
Author: James Maxwell Miller
'Miller and Hayes has long been my number one recommended textbook for classes on the history of ancient Israel and Judah. While I may not agree with every word, I know of nothing like it for the systematic way in which it sets out the whole range of evidence, discusses it critically, and bases its historical reconstruction on the results. The field has been moving so rapidly, however, with new discoveries and radically different interpretations of familiar material, that it was reaching the point where this book would need to be replaced. This new edition represents such a significant revision, with account taken of all the most recent main discussions, that it will again immediately resume its premier position in the field.' --II. G. M. WILLIANISC)N, REGIUS PROFESSOR OF HEBREW, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD 'More than two decades have passed since Miller and Hayes's History helped us absorb the lessons learned when a regnant synthesis that largely authenticated Israel's version of its past had shattered. As presented in its pages, Israel's history was far more complicated (and exhilarating) than the one presented in Scripture, and its people proved concerned with much more than just communion with God. In this completely rewritten edition, the frame is basically the same but the details are richer and more absorbing, if only because archaeological discoveries and scholarly debates since then have multiplied the questions. Writing a limpid prose, shaping a story that is neither bland nor boring, Miller and Hayes continue to guide us reliably through thorny issues." -JACK M. SASSON, MARY JANE WERTI-JAN PROFESSOR OF JUDAIC AND BIBLICAL STUDIES, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 'Miller and Hayes's comprehensive work has clearly and superbly represented an important scholarly tradition in the study of the history of ancient Israel. This revision, with substantial bibliographic updating and increase in illustrations and visuals, will preserve its status as a standard in the field.' -K. LAWSON YOUNGER JR., PROFESSOR OF OLD TESTAMENT, SEMITIC LANGUAGES; AND ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN HISTORY; TRINITY EVANGELICAL DIVINITY SCHOOL ' In a time of polarization over the veracity and usefulness of various forms of data, this volume is a welcome addition, both for its level-headed and even-handed treatment of all relevant materials and the sheer volume of material presented. The authors respect the intelligence of their readers and supply them with the data, the range of scholarly debate on the topic, and their own analysis, allowing both beginning students and seasoned scholars to soundly evaluate the situation." -TAMMI J. SCHNEIDER, PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF RELIGION, CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY
11 THE DATE OF NEHEMIAH RECONSIDERED RICHARD J . SALEY Whereas
there was debate among earlier scholars as to the patron of Nehemiah , it has
been held virtually ... In addition , Bagoas is mentioned as the governor of Judah .
Though Zerubbabel is called " the tinent external data of any sort dovetail into
governor of Judah , ” he was in reality ... not become necessary to reconsider the
preexiles , not the governor of a province of Judah vailing critical hypotheses
about the other data detached from Samaria ... It was against these marriages
most tribes had as much land as they could till . that Nehemiah ' s measures were
... Ezra nor Nehemiah is reported to have resorted to any of those four measures ,
but to have leaned upon instruction in Torah . ... The popular modern Christian
view of Israel and Judah's exile as a tragedy is in some measure the legacy of ...
Author: Marlin Jeschke
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
The author's vision for possessing land is a fresh alternative to the historical pattern of conquest and displacement of terrorized populations. Jeschke's careful reading of the biblical narrative offers a redeeming view for stewarding space on God's earth, a way we might call "salvation geography." God's design in salvation history is for a quality of life that sanctifies the whole earth.
R.J. Coggins claims that it was not a sudden dramatic event but a long period of bitter relations that led to the Samaritans' division from the Jews.
Author: R. J. Coggins
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
The Gospel of John indicates that in biblical times the Jews had no dealings with the Samaritans. The hostility between these two groups is well-known by all who read the Bible, but little is known of how and when the hostility began. R.J. Coggins claims that it was not a sudden dramatic event but a long period of bitter relations that led to the Samaritans' division from the Jews. He looks again at Old Testament and Jewish literary references to Samaritans, evaluates archaeological investigations, and studies the Samaritans' own understanding of their early history.
26 There is evidence that a certain Hanan was the deputy when Yeshua was
governor . ... Here is Cross ' s reconstruction . ... C BCB The reconstruction by
Cross and others of the dynasty of the Samaritan governors ' and the dynasty of
the high priests in Judah have solved a large 20 On the bullae from Wadi Daliyah
... 489 - 538 ; J . R . Saley , " The Date of Nehemiah Reconsidered ” in G . A .
Tuttle ( ed . ) ...
Europe has changed greatly in the last century. Political, social, and ideological transformations have not only redrawn the map of the continent but have rewoven the fabric of its culture. These changes have nourished widespread reassessment in European historical research: in terms of its presuppositions, its methodologies, its directions, its emphases, and its scope. The political boundaries between nations and states, along with the very concepts of 'nation' and 'boundary', have changed significantly, and the self-consciousness of ethnic minorities has likewise evolved in new directions. All these developments have affected how the Jews of Europe perceive themselves, and they help to shape the prism through which historians view the Jewish past. This volume looks at the Jewish past in the spirit of this reassessment. Part I reconsiders the basic parameters of the subject as well as some of its fundamental concepts, suggesting new assumptions and perspectives from which to conduct future study of European Jewish history. Topics covered here include periodization and the definition of geographical borders, antisemitism, gender and the history of Jewish women, and notions of assimilation. Part II is devoted to articulating the meaning of 'modernity' in the history of European Jewry and demarcating key stages in its crystallization. Contributors here reflect on the defining characteristics of a distinct early modern period in European Jewish history, the Reformation and the Jews, and the fundamental features of the Jewish experience in modern times. Parts III and IV present two scholarly conversations as case studies for the application of the critical and programmatic categories considered thus far: the complex web of relationships between Jews, Christians, and Jewish converts to Christianity (Conversos, New Christians, Marranos) in fifteenth-century Spain; and the impact of American Jewry on Jewish life in Europe in the twentieth century, at a time when the dominant trend was one of migration from Europe to the Americas. This timely volume suggests a new framework for the study of Jewish history and helps to contextualize it within the mainstream of historical scholarship.
J. Alberto Soggin. Origins of the Samaritans Reconsidered , Oxford 1975 ; F . M .
Cross , ' Papyri from the Fourth Century ' ( above 13 . 1 ) ; J . D . Purvis , '
Samaritans ' , IDB SV , 1976 , 770f . ; S . Talmon , ' Ezra and Nehemiah ' ( above ,
Author: J. Alberto Soggin
Publisher: SCM Press
Steering a middle course between those who argue that a history of Israel can no longer be written because the sources that we have prove inadequate, and what now seems to be the extreme conservatism of the old classic, John Bright's History of Israel, this book presents all the problems and where they cannot be resolved, provides the evidence and leaves the reader with the current situation.
A third “ enemy ” is Geshem the Arab ( Neh 2:19 ) .20 Like Tobiah and Geshem ,
Sanballat is the head of a notable family . That is implied from ... 108–9 , 115 ) .
Differences between the inhabitants of Samaria and Judah were already
centuries old in the Persian period , but Sanballat is an ... Cf. R. J. Coggins ,
Samaritans and Jews : The Origin of Samaritanism Reconsidered ( Atlanta : John
Knox , 1975 ) .
Japhet , S. ' Sheshbazzar and Zerubbabel , ZAW 94 ( 1982 ) 66-98 , 95 ( 1983 )
218-29 378. Japhet , S. ... Kreisig , H. Die sozialökonomische Situation in Juda
zur Achämenidenzeit ( Schriften zur Geschichte und Kultur des alten Orients 7 ) .
Berlin , 1973 382. ... Meshorer , Y. and Qedar , S. The Coinage of Samaria in ...
Saley , R. J. “ The date of Nehemiah reconsidered ' , in Tuttle , G. A. ( ed . ) ,
It must be noted that return from the Babylonian captivity ( 2 Nehemiah who wrote
this book is not Hezekiah . ... of Judah The entire period of time over which the
them and those who had returned to and Israel mentioned above , and on this
events recorded in ... return to Jerusalem after revisiting the gimanus by various
writers , but Josephus made by him for building the Temple , Persian Court ( Neh
. xiii . ) ...
In Darius ' 6th year , 70 years after its destruction , the Temple is finished ( 21
years after its commencement ) . ... xiv . Zechariah foretells Judah's sins and
restoration , and Messiah's coming ( B.C. 487 , Usher ) . Neh , i . Nehemiah ,
cupbearer of Artaxerxes ... Revisiting Jerusalem , Nehemiah reforms the renewed
Zech . ix . - xiv . Zechariah foretells Judah's sins and restoration , and Messiah's
coming ( B.C. 487 , Usher ) . Neh . i . ... He obtains leave of absence , and is
appointed governor ( Tirshatha ) , with permission to ... Revisiting Jerusalem .
Zechariah foretells Judah's sins and restoration , and Messiah's coming ( B.C.
487 , Usher ) . 416 . Neh , i . Nehemiah , cupbearer of Artaxerxes , confesses ...
He obtains leave of absence , and is appointed governor ( Tirshatha ) , with
permission to fortify the ... Revisiting Jerusalem , Nehemiah reforms the renewed
The other essays that com ete this volume are excellent for scholars of eclectic
taste but whose main interest is the Jewish literature of late antiquity . ... Judah
and the Judeans in the Persian Period ( Winona Lake , IN : Eisenbrauns , 2006 ) .
Pp . xxii + 721. ... 247-64 ) ; Gary N. Knoppers , “ Revisiting the Samarian
Question in the Persian Period ” ( pp . 265-89 ) ... 457-88 ) ; Sara Japhet , “
Periodization between History and Ideology II : Chronology and Ideology in Ezra Nehemiah " ( pp .