The crisis of Israelite religion: transformation of religious tradition in exilic and post-exilic times

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BRILL, May 31, 1999 - 314 pages
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Exile and Return have caused a crisis in Israelite religion. This crisis eventually gave the impetus for the emergence of Judaism. The papers in this volume, originally read at a Symposium organized by Utrecht University in April 1998, discuss the relevant aspects of this crisis and the shift from Yahwism to Judaism. The collection of papers is unique in presenting a multidimensional treatment of the problems involved. Biblical texts are read against their historical background with the question in mind: How did the author(s) of this text cope with the changed and shifting situation? Next to that the period under consideration is discussed from historical, religion-historical, archaeological and iconographic angles.The volume underscores the significance of this period for Biblical studies and will certainly yield further discussion.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
1
S Japhet Exile and Restoration in the Book of Chronicles
33
Die Haltung
45
Between
71
Reading Isaiah 40 and 55
90
Coping with
114
Uehlinger Powerful Persianisms in Glyptic Iconography
134
H SchungelStraumann Paritatische Modelle von mannlich
183
Ezra
209
H Niehr ReligioHistorical Aspects of the Early PostExilic
228
E Stern Religion in Palestine in the Assyrian and Persian
245
The Belief System
256
H G M Williamson The Belief System of the Book
276
Abbreviations
288
Index of Biblical Texts
296
Index of Elephantine Texts
305

From the Prophet
194

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About the author (1999)

Bob Becking, Ph.D. (1985), Utrecht, is Professor of Old Testament Studies at Utrecht University. His publications include The Fall of Samaria: An Archaeological and Historical Study(Brill, 1992). He is co-editor of the Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible(Brill, 1995, 1999).Marjo C.A. Korpel, D.D. (1990), Theological University of Kampen, is Lecturer for Old Testament Studies at Utrecht University. Her publications concern Ugaritic and Hebrew poetry, including (with J.C. de Moor) The Structure of Classical Hebrew Poetry: Isaiah 40-55(Brill, 1998).

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