Israel in Exile: The History and Literature of the Sixth Century B.C.E.
The period of Israel's Babylonian exile is one of the most enthralling eras of biblical history. During this time Israel went through its deepest crisis, and the foundation was laid for its most profound renewal. The crisis provoked the creation of a wealth of literary works such as laments, prophetic books, and historical works, all of which Albertz analyzes in detail through the methods of social history, composition criticism, and redaction criticism. In addition, Albertz draws on extrabiblical and archaeological evidence to illuminate the historical and social changes that affected the various exilic groups. Thirty-five years after Peter Ackroyd's classic Exile and Restoration, Albertz offers a new generation of biblical scholars and students an equally important appraisal of recent scholarship on this period as well as his own innovative and insightful proposals about the social and literary developments that took place and the theological contribution that was made. Includes chronological table, map of the ancient Near East, and passage index. - Publisher.
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Albertz assigned Assyrian Babylon Babylonian golah beginning book of Amos book of Deutero-Isaiah book of Ezekiel book of Jeremiah book of Micah catastrophe century Chronicle clearly communal lament composite cult cultic Cyrus Daniel Darius Davidic deportation destruction Deut Deutero-Isaiah Deutero-Isaiah group Deuteronomic Deuteronomistic History Deuteronomistic redaction Diaspora edition Edom Egypt Egyptian exilic period Ezek Ezra foreign nation oracles Four Prophets book Gedaliah genre Hosea hymn Ibid interpretation Isaiah Israel Israelite Jehoiachin Jehoiakim JerD1 JerD2 JerD3 Jerusalem temple Judah Judean king land literary Marduk Micah monarchy Nabonidus Nabopolassar narrative Nebuchadnezzar Neo-Babylonian Empire northern kingdom Palestine Patriarchal Persian perspective political postexilic preexilic priests probably promise prophecy prophetic disciples prophetic group psalm rebuilding redactors reform RPH1 RPH2 salvation oracles Servant Song stratum Studien superscription Testament theological tion Tobit tradition verses Westermann word Yahweh Zedekiah Zeph Zerubbabel Zion