Printer Friendly

Israel in the Persian period; the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E..

9789004177987

Israel in the Persian period; the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E..

Gerstenberger, Erhard S.

BRILL

2012

575 pages

$243.00

Hardcover

Society of Biblical Literature biblical encyclopedia series; no.8

DS121

The direct background and context for the emergent Old Testament, says Gerstenberger (Old Testament, Philipps-U. Marburg), was the Persian Empire, an immense global, multinational state with its cultures and religions, politics and economy and intellectual climate. He teases out connections in terms of the biblical portrait of the period, the known history, biblical literature of the period, and the theological contribution. His topics include the provincial structure of Judah, artifacts and architecture, the Diaspora in Babylon and Egypt, revisions of older writings, the genesis of ecclesial structures, and the ethos of brotherliness in the community of faith. Israel in der Perserzeit: 5 und 4 Jahrhundert v. Chr. was published in 2005, and has been translated by Siegfied S. Schatzmann.

([c] Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

COPYRIGHT 2012 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2012 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Book review
Date:Dec 1, 2012
Words:159
Previous Article:Molecular microbiology laboratory; a writing-intensive course, 2d ed.
Next Article:On coaching football; a resource and guide for coaches.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters