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Bibil Identifier bibil:229267
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Baruch as Ezra in 2 Baruch
Author Whitters, Mark F.
Journal Journal of Biblical Literature (Volume: 132, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 569-584 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract 2 Baruch relies on the familiarity of its audience with biblical Ezra and his efforts to restore Israel after the Jews returned from their exile. In text and in characterization, 2 Baruch finds much to imitate in Ezra. In the popular imagination of the late Second Temple period, Ezra directed his coreligionists toward the systematic teaching of the law; just so 2 Baruch imagines its hero “Baruch” doing for his contemporaries. 2 Baruch therefore seeks to revitalize Israel in terms of law, community identity, Scripture, and even national expansion in an age of Jewish disenfranchisement.
DOI 10.1353/jbl.2013.0043
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Jeremiah-Baruch : Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch / 2 Baruch
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Ezra
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ezra
Pericopes Nehemiah 8,1-8,8
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