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Preaching the Tradition : Homily and Hermeneutics after the Exile - Rex Mason

Preaching the Tradition

Homily and Hermeneutics after the Exile

By: Rex Mason

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Published: 20th December 2007
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The aim of this study is to examine the speeches given to leading characters in the Books of Chronicles, including those which formed the basis of Gerhard von Rad's book The Levitical Sermon in the Books of Chronicles. These are compared with similar material in the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah and in the post-exilic prophets. It is Dr Mason's contention that recurring themes and homiletical devices suggest that these 'addresses' (while not to be classified as 'Sermons') do reveal something of the exegetical and teaching methods employed in the Second Temple period, which are here echoed. By studying the contents and aims of this preaching, the author tries to clarify the process by which pre-exilic Davidic Yahwism became the living faith of the post-exilic community in the challenging circumstances of the Persian and Greek periods through the careful reinterpretation of earlier scriptural material.

"...[a] challenging, insightful, and suggestive contribution toward the understanding of this formative, if obscure, period of Jewish history." Journal of Biblical Literature

List of abbreviations
Introduction
The Addresses in the Books of Chronicles
Introduction to Part I
The addresses in Chronicles
Summary of the addresses
A Comparison of the Themes and Characteristics of the Addresses in the Books of Chronicles with Some Other Post-Exilic Biblical Material
The speeches in the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah
The book of Haggai
Zechariah 1-8
The Book of Malachi
Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index of modern authors
Subject index
Index of biblical references
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ISBN: 9780521044783
ISBN-10: 0521044782
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 20th December 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.5