Persia And Torah

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This book evaluates the theory that the Persian Empire authorized and influenced the formation of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Jewish and Christian Bibles. Seven chapters detail the theory, and consider its merits in terms of ancient politics, religion, and law, the literary formation of the Torah, the social acceptance of the first Bible, and the Judean experience in the Persian period. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Overview

This book evaluates the theory that the Persian Empire authorized and influenced the formation of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Jewish and Christian Bibles. Seven chapters detail the theory, and consider its merits in terms of ancient politics, religion, and law, the literary formation of the Torah, the social acceptance of the first Bible, and the Judean experience in the Persian period. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589830158
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: Symposium Series
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 1,186,691
  • Product dimensions: 0.55 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Persian Imperial Authorization: A Summary 5
Was the Pentateuch the Civic and Religious Constitution of the Jewish Ethnos in the Persian Period? 41
"You Shall Appoint Judges": Ezra's Mission and the Rescript of Artaxerxes 63
The Law of Moses in the Ezra Tradition: More Virtual Than Real? 91
An Achaemenid Imperial Authorization of Torah in Yehud? 115
The So-Called "Codification" of Egyptian Law under Darius I 135
"Persian Imperial Authorization": Some Question Marks 161
Bibliography 183
Index of Ancient Sources 215
Index of Modern Authors 223
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