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Bibil Identifier bibil:225527
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Authority and Authorization of Torah in the Persian Period
Author Lee, Kyong-Jin
Series Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology (Volume: 64)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 86993
Place 222.061
Publishing house Peeters
Place Leuven - Paris - Walpole, MA
ISBN 978-90-429-2578-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages x Pages
296 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Was the Jewish Torah codified from its various sources at the behest of the Persian imperial government? This is the question the present book explores by engaging in the much acclaimed theory of Imperial Authorization proposed by Peter Frei. It is a politico-historical analysis of the bilateral relationship between the Achaemenid imperial government and the province of Judah in order to assess the historical plausibility of Ezra’s mission recorded in the Hebrew Bible. This study turns to legislative documents from Achaemenid-era Egypt and Asia Minor in order to appraise Frei’s theory, while taking a diachronic and synchronic approach to the socio-political history of Judah under the Persian rule. It examines the administrative value of the Jerusalem Temple and the geopolitical significance of Judah from the standpoint of the imperial government. The literary-critical evaluation of the biblical record along with the insight garnered from the historical circumstances reveals how imperial politics intervened in the emergence of Torah. (Editor's abstract)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Persian Period : Ezra
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Persia : History and Civilization : 1st millennium
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Persia : History and Civilization : 1st millennium : Artaxerxes I (464-424)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : Socio-historical Criticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Temple
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Law
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Persia : Literature : Legal Texts : Codes of Laws
Pericopes Ezra 7,11-7,26
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