By Philip Y. Yoo
leadership of the exiles from Babylon over the process a unmarried yr, one who is intricately modelled at the a number of displays of Moses and the Israelite wasteland preserved within the Pentateuch. via dialogue of the detected impacts, allusions, and omissions among the Pentateuch and the Ezra Memoir,
Yoo indicates that the Ezra Memoir demonstrates an in depth figuring out of its resource fabrics and bought traditions because it constructs the Babylonian returnees because the inheritors of torah and, in flip, the genuine and extraordinary successors of the Israelite cult.
This examine offers the Ezra Memoir as a worldly instance of 'biblical' interpretation within the moment Temple interval. It additionally means that the Ezra Memoir has entry to the Pentateuch in just its constituent components. Acknowledging not just the antiquity but additionally efficacy of its prototypes, the Ezra Memoir employs numerous hermeneutical innovations with a purpose to harmonize the competing claims of its authoritative resources. In ultimate the temporal hole among those resources and its own
contemporary time, the Ezra Memoir delivers authority to the utopic previous but additionally tasks its personal imaginative and prescient for the right kind worship of Israel's deity.
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Ezra and the second one desert addresses the connection among Ezra, the Ezra Memoir, and the Pentateuch. Tracing the expansion of the Ezra Memoir and its incorporation into Ezra-Nehemiah, Philip Y. Yoo discusses the literary techniques used by a few of the composers and redactors working within the post-exilic interval.
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