So the story of Ruth, the narrative of her loyalty to Naomi and her loving kindness to both Naomi and Boaz, her exemplary character as a convert to the life and religion of her mother-in-law's people, was constructed as counter-propaganda to the ethnic cleansing demanded by the ethnarchs Ezra and Nehemiah
. And at the end we are reminded that Ruth was a great-grandmother of the anointed David.
Otherwise, the depiction of Ezra in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah
was entirely fabricated by the biblical writers working in the early Hellenistic period at the end of the fourth century BCE.
7) Jeshua (or Joshua) was the high priest who helped organize the Israelites' return from exile and the rebuilding of the temple (as recounted in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah
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
2:7)." 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
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.
(1.) The author reflects a common scholarly idea of the time that Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah
comprised one composition.
Martin's essay, "Bede and Preaching." He shows how Bede embeds principles of preaching and portrays exemplary preachers in both historical narratives (Ecclesiastical History) and two exegetical works (Commentary on Acts, On Ezra and Nehemiah
); he then elucidates Bede's own practices in his Homilies on the Gospels and illustrates his legacy, noting his influence on the sculptural program of Chartres Cathedral.
Abraham is anachronistically identified as a Jew (Judaism historically developed out of the remnant of Judah after the exile), and the biblical materials are treated so cavalierly that Salkin has Ezra and Nehemiah
's being sent back to Jerusalem by King Cyrus in the sixth century, despite the Bible's placing this event in the reign of King Artaxerxes in the late fifth or early fourth century.
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.