Ezra (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
504
Utgivningsdatum
2023-09-12
Förlag
Yale University Press
Illustratör/Fotograf
2 b-w illus
Illustrationer
2 b-w illus.
Dimensioner
236 x 157 x 38 mm
Vikt
917 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780300149692

Ezra

A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2023-09-12
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A new translation and commentary on the biblical book of Ezra by the renowned author of two award-winning biblical commentaries The book of Ezra is a remarkable testament to a nations ability to survive and develop a distinctive identity under imperial rule. But Ezra is far more than a simple chronicle; it constitutes a new biblical model for political, religious, and social order in the Persian Empire. In this new volume, Tamara Cohn Eskenazi illustrates how the book of Ezra envisions the radical transformation that followed reconstruction after the fall of Jerusalem and Judah. The extensive introduction highlights the books innovations, including its textualization of the tradition, as well as the unprecedented role of the people as chief protagonists. The translation and commentary incorporate evidence from ancient and contemporaneous primary sources from Egypt, Babylonia, Greece, and Persia, along with new archaeological studies of Judah. With great care and detail, Eskenazi demonstrates how the book of Ezra creates a blueprint for survival after destruction, shaping a new kind of society and forging a new communal identity.
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The culmination of a lifetime of research on the book of Ezra by a most distinguished scholar.Hugh Williamson, University of Oxford

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Tamara Cohn Eskenazi is the Effie Wise Ochs Professor Emerita of Biblical Literature and History at Hebrew Union CollegeJewish Institute of Religion. She is a two-time National Jewish Book Award winner for The Torah: A Womens Commentary and The JPS Bible Commentary: Ruth. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.