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Bibil Identifier bibil:202609
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Les femmes étrangères dans les livres grec et hébraïque d'Esdras : répudiation ou exclusion du culte ?
Author Sérandour, A.
Journal Transeuphratène (Volume: 36)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language French
Pages 155-163 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This essay challenges the hypothesis of the so-called "mixed marriage crisis" that allegedly occurred in Judaea in the course of the 5th and 4th centuries, reflecting the opinion often read in the contemporary literature that the Jewish law forbid mixed marriages. Consequently, the Judean people would have had to divorce, or, rather, repudiate their foreign wives once and for all, for religious reasons. Neither the old Greek version of Esdras A ' nor the Hebrew Ezra-Nehemiah say so. On the contrary, every time the Jewish community gathers together for cultic purposes, the audience is called to "separate" and let go off the strangers, including the foreign wives. The theme is followed through the Greek and Hebrew recensions in order to elucidate the nature and development of the problem. The study offers the opportunity to delineate something of the history of both texts.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Marriage
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Ezra
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Persian Period : Ezra
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