The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

by R. J. Coggins
     
 

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Unlike the First and Second Books of the Chronicles, the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah have received considerable attention; partly because their presentation is more attractive, but more importantly because they illuminate a period of history about which very little is known: Jerusalem in the context of the Persian domination of South-West Asia from 539 to 336

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Unlike the First and Second Books of the Chronicles, the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah have received considerable attention; partly because their presentation is more attractive, but more importantly because they illuminate a period of history about which very little is known: Jerusalem in the context of the Persian domination of South-West Asia from 539 to 336 B.C. In other respects, however, there are striking similarities between these books, textually, linguistically and theologically: the opening of Ezra repeats the end of 2 Chronicles, suggesting that the works were originally continuous and possibly by the same hand or hands; and there is constantly a theological motivation in the recording of 'historical' events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521097598
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/29/1976
Series:
Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the Old Testament Series
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.39(d)

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