By Andrew Mein

ISBN-10: 0191516252

ISBN-13: 9780191516252

ISBN-10: 019929139X

ISBN-13: 9780199291397

Mein goals to set Ezekiel's ethics firmly within the social and old context of the Babylonian Exile. Ezekiel's ethical issues and priorities, Mein indicates, are considerably formed through the social adventure of deportation and resettlement. in addition they symbolize an artistic reaction to the hindrance, offering major impetus for social team spirit and the upkeep of a distinctively Jewish group.

Show description

Read or Download Ezekiel and the Ethics of Exile (Oxford Theological Monographs) PDF

Similar old testament books

Get Keeping the Ten Commandments PDF

J. I. Packer explodes universal misconceptions concerning the Ten Commandments and provides readers God's blueprint for relational, religious, and societal health and wellbeing. they can be mistakenly thought of God's "rules"-his outmoded checklist of do's and don'ts that upload as much as a guilt-ridden, legalistic lifestyle.

Download e-book for kindle: Days of Our Years: A Lexical Semantic Study of the Life by Milton Eng

This learn is an research into the lexical meanings of Hebrew phrases for the human lifestyles cycle within the previous testomony. The research differs from earlier reviews in that the phrases are studied from the point of view of a selected semantic area (age) and never in isolation from one another. moreover, different smooth linguistic ways are utilized, together with syntagmatic and paradigmatic research.

Download e-book for kindle: Are we not men?: unstable masculinity in the Hebrew prophets by Rhiannon Graybill

Are We no longer males? bargains an leading edge method of gender and embodiment within the Hebrew Bible, revealing the male physique as a resource of continual trouble for the Hebrew prophets. Drawing jointly key moments in prophetic embodiment, Graybill demonstrates that the prophetic physique is a queer physique, and its very instability makes attainable new understandings of biblical masculinity.

Extra resources for Ezekiel and the Ethics of Exile (Oxford Theological Monographs)

Sample text

Were 34 W. McKane, Prophets and Wise Men (London, 1965); P. D. Hanson, The Dawn of Apocalyptic: The Historical and Sociological Roots of Jewish Apocalyptic Eschatology, 2nd edn. , 1979). 35 P. Dutcher-Walls, ‘The Social Location of the Deuteronomists: A Sociological Study of Factional Politics in Late Pre-Exilic Judah’, JSOT 52 (1991), 80; I shall return to her work below, in Chapter 3. Moral Worlds 19 the principles by which real Israelites actually lived quite so closely determined by religious faith?

He will take your menservants and maidservants, and the best of your cattle and your asses and put them to his work. 46 While it is difficult to assess the systems of ownership and taxation, it does appear that the State and its functionaries were the prime beneficiaries of any economic surplus. In ancient Israel, as in the rest of the ancient Near East, the powers of state were concentrated in the hands of the king. Lenski begins his general analysis of ancient societies of this type at the top of the social ladder, where we find the ruler (almost a class in himself) and the governing classes.

Agrarian societies are also marked by the growth of small urban communities, in which most of the power, influence, and affluence are concentrated. As the power of the State increases, the relations between State and religion become closer, reflecting the rulers’ need for legitimacy. 42 Lenski’s model is drawn from a wide range of different societies, so we should not expect it to apply in every detail to the one society in which we are interested. 43 The most significant work on social stratification in ancient Israel has been that of Norman Gottwald, who draws inspiration from the work of Marx.

Download PDF sample

Ezekiel and the Ethics of Exile (Oxford Theological Monographs) by Andrew Mein


by Christopher
4.1

Rated 4.53 of 5 – based on 37 votes