By Philip Y. Yoo
leadership of the exiles from Babylon over the process a unmarried yr, person who is intricately modelled at the a number of shows of Moses and the Israelite wasteland preserved within the Pentateuch. via dialogue of the detected affects, allusions, and omissions among the Pentateuch and the Ezra Memoir,
Yoo exhibits that the Ezra Memoir demonstrates an in depth knowing of its resource fabrics and got traditions because it constructs the Babylonian returnees because the inheritors of torah and, in flip, the genuine and exceptional successors of the Israelite cult.
This learn offers the Ezra Memoir as a cosmopolitan instance of 'biblical' interpretation within the moment Temple interval. It additionally means that the Ezra Memoir has entry to the Pentateuch in just its constituent components. Acknowledging not just the antiquity but additionally efficacy of its prototypes, the Ezra Memoir employs various hermeneutical thoughts that allows you to harmonize the competing claims of its authoritative resources. In last the temporal hole among those assets and its own
contemporary time, the Ezra Memoir delivers authority to the utopic earlier but additionally tasks its personal imaginative and prescient for the correct worship of Israel's deity.
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Ezra and the Second Wilderness (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs) by Philip Y. Yoo