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Bibil Identifier bibil:204239
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Function of a Conjunction
Title (English, ) Inclusivist or Exclusivist Strategies in Ezra 6.19-21 and Nehemiah 10.29-30?
Author Thiessen, Matthew
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 63-79 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In spite of the genealogical exclusion of non-Israelites evidenced throughout Ezra—Nehemiah, numerous scholars find strategies of inclusivism within the work. In particular, Ezra 6.19-21 and Neh. 10.29-30 have been understood to envision the incorporation of outsiders into the Golah group. After surveying the evidence for exclusivism in Ezra—Nehemiah, this article presents an alternative reading of these specific passages by providing a different interpretation of the function of the waw. It is argued that, instead of intending to portray outsiders joining the Golah group, Ezra 6.19-21 and Neh. 10.29-30 describe the separation of the Golah group from the impurity of the nations.
DOI 10.1177/0309089209346350
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Genealogy
Pericopes Ezra 6,19-6,21
Nehemiah 10,29-10,30
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