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The Levitical Authorship of Ezra-Nehemiah

by Min, Kyung-jin

T&T Clark 2004

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Overview

The study of Ezra-Nehemiah has been revolutionized in recent years by a growing rejection of the long-established belief that it was composed as part of the Chronicler’s work. That shift in scholarly paradigms has re-opened many questions of origin and purpose, and this thesis attempts to establish an answer to the most important of these: the question of authorship.

Here, Kyungjin Min argues that Ezra-Nehemiah most likely originated in a Levitical group that received Persian backing during the late-fifth century BCE and that valued the ideologies of decentralization of power, unity and cooperation among social groups, and dissatisfaction with the religious status quo.

Product Details

  • Title: The Levitical Authorship of Ezra-Nehemiah
  • Author: : Kyungjin Min
  • Series: ournal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement series (JSOTS)
  • Volume: 409
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 192

About Kyungjin Min

Kyungjin Min received a Ph.D. from the University of Durham and is Lecturer in Theology at Busan Presbyterian University, Gimhae, South Korea.