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Studies in Persian Period History and Historiography - Regius Professor of Hebrew H G M Williamson

Studies in Persian Period History and Historiography

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For over 15 years, and with several significant works, Hugh Williamson contributed to the movement to recapture the importance of the biblical books of Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah. The most important of his historical and exegetical studies are collected together here for the first time, providing the scholar of the post-exilic period with a valuable resource in furthering research on this formative period in early Jewish history.

Prefacep. VII
Acknowledgmentsp. XI
Other Publications on Persian Period History and Historiographyp. XIII
Historical Studies
Early Post-Exilic Judaean Historyp. 3
The Nature of the Sourcesp. 3
Procedurep. 7
The Early Yearsp. 11
From Zerubbabel to Nehemiahp. 16
Nehemiahp. 19
The Last Century of Achaemenid Rulep. 21
Judah and the Jewsp. 25
The Governors of Judah under the Persiansp. 46
Nehemiah's Walls Revisitedp. 64
The Historical Value of Josephus' Jewish Antiquities xi. 297–301p. 74
Evidence for the Use of a Sourcep. 75
The Value of Josephus' Sourcep. 79
Josephus' Handling of his Sourcep. 80
Conclusionsp. 88
Chronicles
Introduction to M. Noth, The Chronicler's Historyp. 93
Sources and Redaction in the Chronicler's Genealogy of Judahp. 106
“We are Yours, O David”: The Setting and Purpose of: 1 Chronicles 12:1–23p. 115
The Origins of the Twenty-Four Priestly Courses: A Study of 1 Chronicles 23–27p. 126
The Accession of Solomon in the Books of Chroniclesp. 141
The Temple in the Books of Chroniclesp. 150
Eschatology in Chroniclesp. 162
The Present Positionp. 163
Alternative Viewpoints: Survey and Critiquep. 166
The Dynastic Oraclep. 176
Later developmentp. 186
The Significance of 2 Chronicles 7:12–22p. 191
Conclusionsp. 194
Ezra-Nehemiah
Post-Exilic Historiographyp. 199
Ezra and Nehemiah in the Light of the Texts from Persepolisp. 212
Languagep. 216
Support of Local Cultsp. 220
Travel and Transportationp. 224
Conclusionp. 230
Scripture Citing Scripture: The Historical Booksp. 232
The Lawp. 232
Narrativep. 239
The Prophetsp. 242
The Composition of Ezra 1–6p. 244
Ezra 2p. 245
Ezra 1p. 250
Ezra 4:6–6:22p. 257
Ezra 3:1–4:5p. 264
Provenance and Purposep. 267
Concluding Summaryp. 270
The Belief System of the Book of Nehemiahp. 271
The Nehemiah Memoirp. 273
Other Material in the Book of Nehemiahp. 277
The Final Redactorp. 279
Structure and Historiography in Nehemiah 9p. 282
The Problem with First Esdrasp. 294
Indexesp. 307
Biblical Passagesp. 307
Modern Authorsp. 318
Subjectsp. 324
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ISBN: 9781608994175
ISBN-10: 1608994171
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 1st April 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48