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 desert preserved within the Pentateuch. via dialogue of the detected affects, allusions, and omissions among the Pentateuch and the Ezra Memoir,
Yoo indicates that the Ezra Memoir demonstrates a detailed knowing of its resource fabrics and acquired traditions because it constructs the Babylonian returnees because the inheritors of torah and, in flip, the genuine and unprecedented successors of the Israelite cult.
This examine offers the Ezra Memoir as a worldly 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 concepts so that it will harmonize the competing claims of its authoritative assets. In ultimate the temporal hole among those resources and its own
contemporary time, the Ezra Memoir supplies authority to the utopic previous but additionally initiatives 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