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Bibil Identifier bibil:234990
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) What Was Nehemiah Up To?
Title (English, ) Looking for Models for Nehemiah's Polity
Author Grabbe, Lester L.
Edited book New Perspectives on Ezra-Nehemiah
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 27-36 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Lester L. Grabbe addresses the concern of finding appropriate parallels for understanding biblical narratives, in this case, the actions of Nehemiah. Grabbe summarizes the alleged connections to Solon and Pericles, and discusses very briefly the ideal of the righteous king from the ancient Near East. Grabbe concludes that while the Greek parallels reveal some points of similarity, the more generic conceptions around the ideal ruler play a significant part in the creation of the Nehemiah narrative.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Nehemiah
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