Priestly Rites and Prophetic Rage: Post-Exilic Prophetic Critique of the Priesthood

Priestly Rites and Prophetic Rage: Post-Exilic Prophetic Critique of the Priesthood

by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

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Overview

Although Judah's prophets and priests often stood united in their concerns for the cult, many prophetic texts from the 6th and the 5th century BC testify to a major disagreement between them as to how to worship God. On the basis of Isaiah 56-66, Haggai, Zechariah 1-8 and Malachi, Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer analyzes the critique of the priests as found in the prophetic texts from that period. In these texts, the prophets accused the priests of misdemeanours in both the cultic and the social realm. The author further explores how the same prophets envisioned a more righteous priesthood. Much of the post-exilic prophetic literature sought to explain the non-fulfilment of these promises. The author shows that the shared focus of most of these explanations is a culpable priesthood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783161490590
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Publication date: 07/01/2006
Series: Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2.Reihe Series , #19
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, Born 1969; BA and MA in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; 2002 Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible at the University of Oxford; Lecturer in Hebrew Bible at the University of Aberdeen, UK.

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