The symbolic rite of separation served to accept outsiders amid the postexilic
community: "Purifying the separated people by the symbolic rite made their reintegration possible" (p.
Synopsis: The last chapters of the book of Isaiah offer a vision of new hope at the dawn of the postexilic
times prophecy declined as a prominent force and even ceased.
Both books, for example, narrate the postexilic
project of rebuilding Jerusalem, physically, culturally and religiously, under Nehemiah, (19) but are silent on the expulsion of the foreign wives, an important part of that project (Ezek.
Whereas in Torah times there was the primacy of agriculture, in the later postexilic
biblical era, this was giving way to a more mercantile economy which tilted towards the fall as the beginning of the year.
Tweed coins the term "diasporic religion" to describe a set of religious symbols and practices that is located in one context (for example, postexilic
Miami) but functions to transport practitioners to another (for example, preexilic Cuba).
Indeed, when the postexilic
prophet Zechariah wants to reassure the restoration community of God's continuing commitment to them, he reiterates, "they shall be my people and I shall be their God" (Zech.
For a corrective to Hanson, sec Stephen L Cook, Prophecy and Apocalypticism: The Postexilic
Social Setting (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1995)
In part 4 (on postcolonial interpretation) Lee compares postexilic
Judah with Hong Kong, valuing hybridity, with various peoples forged into a new community, requiring inclusivity that embraces plurality.
and the newer postexilic
Jewish temple (late sixth century B.
The workings of the traumatized, postexilic
memory and of the particularities of Haitian history create in The Farming of Bones a very singular notion of time as a recurring, never ending, never beginning, paradoxically real and unreal presence.
He seeks to understand Leviticus in the liturgical context of the postexilic
Jewish community that existed in diaspora.