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The long-held view that the Persian interval in Israel (known as Yehud) used to be a traditionally by-product period that engendered little theological or literary innovation has been changed in fresh a long time by means of an appreciation for the significance of the Persian interval for realizing Israels literature, faith, and experience of identification. a brand new photograph of Yehud is rising that has shifted the point of interest from viewing the postexilic interval as a staging floor for early Judaism or Christianity to facing Yehud by itself phrases, as a Persian colony with a various inhabitants. Taken jointly, the 13 chapters during this quantity signify a number of reviews that contact on quite a few textual and ancient difficulties to boost the dialog in regards to the value of the Persian interval and particularly its formative effect on biblical literature. members contain Richard Bautch, Jon L. Berquist, Zipporah G. Glass, Alice W. Hunt, David Janzen, John Kessler, Melody D. Knowles, Jennifer L. Koosed, Herbert R. Marbury, Christine Mitchell, Julia M. OBrien, Donald C. Polaski, Jean-Pierre Ruiz, Brent A. Strawn, and Christine Roy Yoder.

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The application of said exegesis is not limited to worship, and it is in this separate realm that Fishbane highlights intertextuality. Torah and its exegesis, he notes, play a role in legitimating policies toward foreigners held by the golah community of Ezra and Nehemiah. Ezra 9:1–10:19 comprises a sermon delivered in a liturgical context (9:1–15) and the digest of a subsequent town meeting (10:1–19) that concludes by banning intermarriage. In advocating divorce from foreign spouses, Fishbane notes, the author of Ezra 9:1–10:19 faces a challenge.

Fishbane concludes that Ezra addresses the problem of precedent with “an intentional exegetical attempt to extend older pentateuchal provisions to new times” (116). Elsewhere Fishbane provides a theoretical model that further clarifies not only his reading of the exegetical dimensions in texts such as Ezra 9 but also his understanding of intertextuality. Such exegesis starts with a received text (traditum) whose authority is recognized. The authority, however, requires a degree of interpretation and reapplication if it is to remain viable.

Dyck and Kelly: Redaction Criticism and the Books of Chronicles Contemporary redaction criticism provides an important vista on intertextual study of the books of Chronicles. Before focusing on intertextuality, we must frame the matter in terms of a certain redactional issue. Steven McKenzie’s article “The Chronicler as Redactor” surveys redaction critics such as A. Graeme Auld, who proposes that the Deuteronomistic History and Chronicles share a common source that is no longer extant. McKenzie questions the historicity of the source and otherwise critiques Auld on several points (80–87).

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