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Bibil Identifier bibil:204140
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Your Daughters Do Not Give to Their Sons and Their Daughters Do Not Take for Your Sons (Ezra 9,12)
Title (English, ) Intermarriage in Ezra 9-10 and in the Pre-Maccabean Dead Sea Scrolls. Teil 2
Author Lange, Armin
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 139)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 79-98 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Ancient Jewish literature in general and the pre-Maccabean literature from the Qumran library in particular allow for a better understanding of Ezra's marriage reforms and their interpretation by the final stage of the book of Ezra / Nehemiah. Ezra's measure of enforced mass divorce is unique in Second Temple Judaism which argues for its historicity. Ezra's marriage reforms were probably motivated by a democratization of priestly intermarriage prohibitions. In light of the (enforced) Hellenistic acculturation of Ptolemaic Yehud, the final redaction of the book of Ezra Nehemiah reads Ezra's marriage reform as a fight for the preservation of the religious and cultural identity of Judaism.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Patriarchs : Aramaic Testament of Levi
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 11Q - Qumran Cave 11 : 11QT - Temple Scroll
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Marriage
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