Most from two sessions at the 2014 European Association of Biblical Studies annual meeting in Vienna, nine essays look at Sedaqa and Torah in the Pentateuch, the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah
, and the Book of Isaiah; and Sedaqa and Torah linked with other concepts: holiness, purity/impurity, and faith.
As they explained, Sigd celebrates the date on which the Second Temple in Jerusalem was inaugurated, as is delineated in the Biblical books of Ezra and Nehemiah
The original messengers of God were the angels; this role was later assumed by the Prophets and finally by the rabbinic Sages, as detailed in the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah
These situations align well with those described in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah
This volume contains the books Ezra and Nehemiah
and 1-2 Maccabees in Syriac, a language closely related to Aramaic, from an emended version of MS B.
Judaism, the First Phase: The Place of Ezra and Nehemiah
in the Origins of Judaism, by Joseph Blenkinsopp.
situates the book in the era of Ezra and Nehemiah
and understands it as a critique of the negative attitude in postexilic Judah toward foreigners and as a critique of an ultraconservative interpretation of "scripture" (especially the Pentateuch) in the service of power.
He argues against the position of Ezra and Nehemiah
, taking issue specifically with their view that the nation is best protected through purity codes.
When you read the strongly spiritual books of Ezra and Nehemiah
, you get a glimpse of the passionate concern which these two men had for the religious observances and the political aspiration of the Jews in exile.
5) Yet, if Porphyry was right, Daniel should not have been included in the Palestinian canon of scripture, (6) from which works written after Ezra and Nehemiah
in the fifth century B.
The primary liturgical elements of this community were prayer, Scripture reading, proclamation, and blessings (Gerstenberger draws on Ezra and Nehemiah
for his reconstruction, 6-10).
Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther, which have been grouped together according to the annual cycle of their public reading in the synagogue)--and the books of Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah
, and Chronicles.