By Philip Y. Yoo
leadership of the exiles from Babylon over the process a unmarried 12 months, one who is intricately modelled at the a number of displays of Moses and the Israelite desert preserved within the Pentateuch. via dialogue of the detected impacts, allusions, and omissions among the Pentateuch and the Ezra Memoir,
Yoo indicates that the Ezra Memoir demonstrates a detailed figuring out of its resource fabrics and bought traditions because it constructs the Babylonian returnees because the inheritors of torah and, in flip, the real and remarkable successors of the Israelite cult.
This examine provides the Ezra Memoir as a cosmopolitan instance of 'biblical' interpretation within the moment Temple interval. It additionally means that the Ezra Memoir has entry to the Pentateuch in just its constituent components. Acknowledging not just the antiquity but in addition efficacy of its prototypes, the Ezra Memoir employs various hermeneutical ideas so one can harmonize the competing claims of its authoritative resources. In remaining the temporal hole among those assets and its own
contemporary time, the Ezra Memoir gives you authority to the utopic prior but additionally initiatives its personal imaginative and prescient for the correct worship of Israel's deity.
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Ezra and the Second Wilderness (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs) by Philip Y. Yoo