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Bibil Identifier bibil:204319
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Gentile Incorporation into Israel in Ezra - Nehemiah
Author Lau, Peter H.W.
Journal Biblica (Volume: 90, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 356-373 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In contrast to other texts dated to the post-exilic period, Ezra – Nehemiah is well known for its separatist policy towards gentiles. Two exceptions in EN are the possible participation of foreigners in the Passover ceremony (Ezra 6,19-21) and the community pledge to follow the Torah (Neh 10,29[28]). An examination of antecedent Passover celebrations reveals that participation in the Passover marks out those who are members of ‘true’ Israel. This article argues that these cases indeed exhibit an anomalous inclusiveness, and discusses how it can be understood within the wider ethno-theological thrust of EN.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Ezra
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Nehemiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Nations
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Passover
Pericopes Ezra 6,19-6,21
Nehemiah 10,29-10,30
Ezra 4,1-4,5
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