Judah and the Judeans in the Achaemenid Period: Negotiating Identity in an International Context

Judah and the Judeans in the Achaemenid Period Negotiating Identity in an International Context In April an international colloquium was held at the University of Heidelberg the fourth convocation of a group of scholars with some rotating members who gathered to discuss the status of Juda

  • Title: Judah and the Judeans in the Achaemenid Period: Negotiating Identity in an International Context
  • Author: Oded Lipschits Gary N. Knoppers Manfred Oeming Rainer Albertz Paul-Alain Beaulieu Bob Becking Joseph Blenkinsopp Yonina Dor
  • ISBN: 9781575061979
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In April, 2008, an international colloquium was held at the University of Heidelberg the fourth convocation of a group of scholars with some rotating members who gathered to discuss the status of Judah and the Judeans in the exilic and postexilic periods The goal of this gathering was specifically to address the question of national identity in the period when many nowIn April, 2008, an international colloquium was held at the University of Heidelberg the fourth convocation of a group of scholars with some rotating members who gathered to discuss the status of Judah and the Judeans in the exilic and postexilic periods The goal of this gathering was specifically to address the question of national identity in the period when many now believe this very issue was in significant foment and development, the era of the Persian Achaemenid domination of the ancient Near East.This volume contains most of the papers delivered at the Heidelberg conference, considering the matter under two rubrics 1 the biblical evidence and the diversity of data from the Bible and 2 the cultural, historical, social, and environmental factors affecting the formation of national identity Judean identity and ecumenicity the political theology of the priestly document by Konrad Schmid Torah and identity in the Persian period by Joachim Schaper The absent presence cultural responses to Persian presence in the Eastern Mediterranean by Anselm C Hagedorn Ethnicity and identity in Isaiah 56 66 by Christophe Nihan Trito Isaiah s intra and internationalization identity markers in the Second Temple period by Jill Middlemas From Ezekiel to Ezra Nehemiah shifts of group identities within Babylonian exilic ideology by Dalit Rom Shiloni Israel s identity and the threat of the nations in the Persian period by Jakob W hrle The rite of separation of the foreign wives in Ezra Nehemiah by Yonina Dor The holy seed the significance of endogamous boundaries and their transgression in Ezra 9 10 by Katherine Southwood What do priests and kings have in common priestly and royal succession narratives in the Achaemenid Era by Deirdre N Fulton Yahwistic names in light of late Babylonian onomastics by Paul Alain Beaulieu Judean a special status in neo Babylonian and Achemenid Babylonia by Laurie E Pearce Some observations on the traditions surrounding Israel in Egypt by Donald Redford Judean identity in Elephantine everyday life according to the Ostraca by Andr Lemaire The interaction of Egyptian and Aramaic literature by Joachim Friedrich Quack Yehudite identity in Elephantine by Bob Becking Judean ambassadors and the making of Jewish identity the case of Hananiah, Ezra, and Nehemiah by Reinhard G Kratz Negotiating identity in an international context under Achaemenid rule the indigenous coinages of Persian period Palestine as an allegory by Oren Tal Judaeans, Jews, children of Abraham by Joseph Blenkinsopp The controversy about Judean versus Israelite identity and the Persian government a new interpretation of the Bagoses story Jewish antiquities XI.297 301 by Rainer Albertz Surviving in an imperial context foreign military service and Judean identity by Jacob L Wright el m d n m d n kikt b h scribes and scripts in Yehud and in Achaemenid transeuphratene by David S Vanderhooft Jewish identity in the Eastern diaspora in light of the book of Tobit by Manfred Oeming The identity of the Idumeans based on the archaeological evidence from Maresha by Amos Kloner

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