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Judah in the Persian Period and the Book of Ezra-Nehemiah as a Historical Source

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017

Judah in the Persian Period and the Book of Ezra-Nehemiah as a Historical Source
1671-4082-01
Prof. Oded Lipschits

The seminar will focus on one biblical-historiographical source – the Book of Ezra and Nehemiah, which usually considered by scholars as the most important source for reconstructing the history of the days of the Return. The discussion in the seminar will be focused on the structure of the book, its composition and the history of its creation, and in the different views in the research regarding its credibility as a historical source. Further on, we will consider the ideological, political and religious intentions of its composition and the tendencies of the different composers and editors.

Spring Semester       MON  14:00-16:00      WED  16:00-18:00