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Bibil Identifier bibil:236924
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Exegesis of Jeremiah in and beyond Ezra 9-10
Author Leuchter, Mark
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 65, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages 62-80 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It is generally recognized that the prohibition against marriage with "foreign" women in Ezra 9-10 reflects a view among the repatriated gola community in Persian Yehud that non-repatriated Jewish groups should be viewed as ethnic outsiders; the chapters draw from Pentateuchal legal traditions (especially Deuteronomy) to justify this position. Several scholars have noted that this partisan/sectarian ideology has roots in the Ezekiel tradition, which informs much of Ezra 7-Nehemiah 13. Nevertheless, a direct antecedent for identifying the homeland women as "foreign" may be found in the book of Jeremiah, which served as the hermeneutical key for the exegetical goals of Ezra 9-10. This connection was recognized by the later Aaronide authors of Ezra 1-6, who amplified and redirected the implications of this relationship by inaugurating their addition to the corpus with a reference to Jeremiah’s oracles. By so doing, they extended Aaronide hegemony over Ezra 7-Nehemiah 13, incorporating it and its exegetical engagement of prophetic material into their own priestly-scribal curriculum.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341179
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Jeremiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Ezekiel
Pericopes Ezra 9-10
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