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The History of Israel, vol. 5: The History of Ezra and of the Hagiocracy in Israel to the Time of Christ

by von Ewald, Georg Heinrich August

Longman 1874

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Overview

Volume five of Georg Heinrich Ewald’s The History of Israel—introduces Israel’s democratic transformation from a monarchy to hagiocracy. Touching on biblical figures such as the prophet Ezra and cultural influences such as that of Greece and Rome, Ewald also discusses the Israel in the Persian age at this point in his collection.

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Key Features

  • Chronological ordering of historical Old Testament figures
  • Scholarly historical writings that are easily accessible to all
  • Examines the effect of cultural influences on Israel

Contents

  • Introduction: The Transformation into the Hagiocracy
    • Israel During the Captivity
    • Israel among the Heathen
    • The Special Character of the New Period
    • The Duration of the Exile
  • Section I. The Hagiocracy Under the Persian Empire
    • The Commencement of the New Jerusalem
    • Ezra the Scribe, and the Governor Nehemiah
    • The National Development in the Persian Age
    • The Issue of the Persian Epoch
  • Section II. The Hagiocracy under the Greeks and Maccabees, down to the Omnipotence of Rome
    • The Greek Age down to the Decline of the Ptolemean Supremacy, B. C. 332–200
    • The Supremacy of the Seleucidæ; The Maccabees; and the Asmoneans, B. C. 200–106
    • The End of the Asmoneans and the Herodeans
  • Conclusion
  • Chronological Survey
  • Addenda
  • Index

Product Details

  • Title: The History of Israel, vol. 5: The History of Ezra and of the Hagiocracy in Israel to the Time of Christ
  • Author: Georg Heinrich Ewald
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Company
  • Publication Date: 1874
  • Pages: 570

About Georg Heinrich Ewald

Georg Heinrich Ewald was born in Germany, where he spent his life as a biblical scholar and professor at the University of Gottingen. He devoted his life to Hebrew studies and wrote much-loved text on Hebrew grammar—on which all subsequent Hebrew grammars have been based. Other well-known books of his include Commentary on the Prophets of the Old Testament (5 vols.). Ewald died in 1875.