Focusing biblical studies : the crucial nature of the Persian and Hellenistic periods : essays in honor of Douglas A. Knight / edited by Jon L. Berquist, Alice Hunt. - xxii, 255 p. ; 25 cm. - Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 544 T & T Clark library of biblical studies . - Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies 544. T & T Clark library of biblical studies. .

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Introduction / Publications of Douglas A. Knight -- Another look at the Tenth Commandment / The origins of Judah / Shechem revisited : the formation of Biblical collective memory / Persian period Jerusalem and Yehud rejoinders / Jackals and ostriches honoring God : the zoological gaze in the Isaiah scroll / Betraying the text : Creation narratives in their and our context / Judges as a parody of leadership in the Persian period / The Persian period and the shaping of prophetic literature / "Digging in the claws" : Daniel 4 and the predatory nature of empire / Ruth and Esther as models for the formation of God's people : engaging liberationist critiques / Reading Persian dominion in Nehemiah : multivalent language, co-option, resistance, and cultural survival / The journey from voluntary to obligatory silence (Reflections on Psalm 39 and Qoheleth) / How do extrabiblical sociopolitical data illuminate obscure Biblical texts? the case of Ecclesiastes 5:8-9 (Heb. 5:7-8) / The chronicler buries Saul / The conservatism of pseudo-Solomon / Was the Judaism of the Dead Sea scrolls a mystery religion? / Conclusion : the future focus of Biblical studies / Alice Hunt -- Jack M. Sasson -- Philip R. Davies -- Niels Peter Lemche -- Israel Finkelstein -- Ken Stone -- Annalisa Azzoni -- Kristin A. Swanson -- Robert R. Wilson -- Deborah Appler -- Cheryl B. Anderson -- Herbert R. Marbury -- James L. Crenshaw -- Norman Gottwald -- Jennifer L. Koosed -- David Penchansky -- Peter J. Haas -- Jon L. Berquist. Part I. History and contexts -- Part II. Texts and history --

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Bible--O.T--Historiography


Jews--History--Historiography--586 B.C.-70 A.D
Jews--History--586 B.C.-70 A.D.
Judaism--History--Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.

BS1171.3 / .F638 2012

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