However, this division quickly progresses to display a stark shift in Judean philosophy from that of the preexilic
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.
7) The first point suggests that just as rabbinic Judaism interpreted (by and large) the twenty-four book canon of the Hebrew Bible that we now have, during the late preexilic
period (through 586 BCE), prophets and historians had a smaller Torah (without the Priestly material) which they interpreted and treated as authoritative.
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.
However, in the rare alternative pockets of space that stand outside the forward momentum of the action, Jim returns to a state of preexilic
Hence, much of the preexilic
literature is parochial in its treatments of other peoples" (McKenzie 1304; also cf.
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.