By Joseph Blenkinsopp

ISBN-10: 3110475146

ISBN-13: 9783110475142

The essays care for advancements through the interval from the liquidation of the Judean kingdom to the conquests of Alexander the nice. This used to be a serious time within the close to East and the Mediterranean international typically. It marked the tip of the nice Semitic empires until eventually the increase of Islam within the 7th century A.D.,decisive adjustments in faith, with entice a creator-deity in Deutero-Isaiah, Babylonian Marduk cult, and Zoroastrianism.For the survivors of the Babylonian conquest in a post-collapse society the problem of continuity, with diversified teams claiming continuity with the prior and ownership of the traditions, there built a state of affairs beneficial to the emergence of sects. the main urgent query, in spite of the fact that, used to be what to do confronted with the overpowering strength of empire, first Babylonian, then Persian. ultimately, with the extinction of the local dynasty and the full gear of a countryside, the temple grew to become the focal point and logo of staff identity.

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