For those curious about the biblical traditions regarding foreigners, however, seven of the eight remaining essays provide fascinating insight into how groups of foreigners were differentiated in late preexilic
and postexilic Judah, under what circumstances they were allowed to participate in the social and cultic life of their new land, and to what extent they were integrated into society (more on the eighth essay by B.
Isaiah is a collection of preexilic
, exilic and postexilic writings Verse 21 is a continuation of the answer to the question in verse 18: "To what will you liken God?
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
Buber visualized the Messianic office in light of the Hebrew Bible where both the preexilic
form of the king and the exilic form of the prophetic servant share the fact that the Messiah steps forth from the crowd and is at the same time "chosen" by God (Dt.
251 CE) as a "fourth century Christian commentator" (152), or when he implies that scholars who date P back into the time of the preexilic
divided monarchy are as numerous as those who date it to the time of the exile or after (154).
Nevertheless, he concludes that the Jubilee is "clearly an attempt to translate the ethical teaching of the pre-exilic prophets into a social order after the exile," despite the arguments of North, Gottwald, Fager, Wright, and biblical exegetes, such as Hartley, that the Jubilee had its origins long before the preexilic
prophets and that its redaction showed slow, gradual development.
Chate'u Yisrael, as a theological position, allows us to say that the components brought together in this compilation of the Pentateuch, under the prophetic supervision of Ezra, were the remains of an authentic revelation to Moses in the wilderness - a legacy that had become blemished after centuries of Israelite neglect and idolatry in the preexilic
Israel," says a biblical scholar, "the prophet was a man with a message straight from God.
P began to use a month numbering system in the late preexilic
are concerned with 'actual historical kingship,' whether preexilic
, exilic, or postexilic.
argues that the dating of the book in its superscription functions canonically to locate the historical setting of the whole prophecy to the preexilic
According to Person, the Deuteronomistic school had its roots in the preexilic
scribal guilds of Judah and based its material on preexilic