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Laura Carlson Hasler

Despite the rise of literary interpretations of Ezra-Nehemiah in recent decades, it is still difficult to write about Ezra-Nehemiah without discussing its source documents: where these documents are from, their internal and external tensions and contradictions, and, especially, their authenticity

Peter Bedford

Essays for Gösta W. Ahlström (She Y eld, 1995), pp. 95-149; T. Willi, Juda-Jehud-Israel. Studien zum Selbstverständnis des Judentums in persischer Zeit (Tübingen, 1995); J.P. Weinberg, Der Chronist in seiner Mitwelt DIASPORA: HOMELAND RELATIONS IN EZRA - NEHEMIAH by PETER R. BEDFORD Perth, Australia I

Saul Olyan

PURITY IDEOLOGY IN EZRA - NEHEMIAH AS A TOOL TO RECONSTITUTE THE COMMUNITY by SAUL M. OLYAN Brown University Summary Responding to recent treatments of purity and impurity in Ezra-Nehemiah by J. Klawans and C. Hayes, the author argues that Ezra-Nehemiah’s purity ideology is innovative and

Christopher M. Jones

 For the past 30 years, since the publication of Tamara Cohn Eskenazi’s superb In an Age of Prose , scholarly consensus has treated Ezra-Nehemiah as a single, unified book, and has assumed that it has existed as such since no later than the Hasmonean era. 1 The purpose of this paper

Philip Esler

ezra-nehemiah 413 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2003 Biblical Interpretation 11, 3/4 Also available online – EZRA-NEHEMIAH AS A NARRATIVE OF (RE-INVENTED) ISRAELITE IDENTITY PHILIP F. ESLER St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews The aim of this essay is to investigate Ezra-Nehemiah

Andrew Dearman

Book Reviews / Horizons in Biblical Th eology 31 (2009) 77-96 85 Ezra & Nehemiah . By Matthew Levering. Brazos Th eological Commentary on the Bible. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2007. Pp. 236. $29.00. Th e author, a professor of theology at Ave Maria University in Florida, follows in the tradi

19.1 Textual History of Ezra–Nehemiah19.2 Ancient Hebrew-Aramaic Texts19.3 Primary Translations19.4 Secondary Translations...

A Colonized People

Persian Hegemony, Hybridity, and Community Identity in Ezra-Nehemiah

David Janzen

 More than one scholar has noted that a basic theme of Ezra-Nehemiah is its focus on the community 1 to whom the narrative refers variously as “Israel” (e.g., Ezra 2:1; 3:1; 6:16; 9:1; 10:1; Neh. 1:6; 2:9; 7:7; 8:1; 9:2), the ones “from the captivity [of the exile]” (e.g., Ezra 2:1; 3

Harold Washington

israel’s holy seed and the foreign women 427 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2003 Biblical Interpretation 11, 3/4 Also available online – ISRAEL’S HOLY SEED AND THE FOREIGN WOMEN OF EZRA-NEHEMIAH: A KRISTEVAN READING HAROLD C. WASHINGTON Saint Paul School of Theology I begin with a

Lisbeth S. Fried

Part of 19 Ezra–Nehemiah Earliest evidence points to Ezra-Nehemiah’s acceptance as one book, called Ezra.This article reflects a segment in the Introduction to my study, Ezra, A Commentary (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2015). lxx includes Ezra and Nehemiah as one book labeled Esdras β, or 2