skip to content
Ezra : a commentary Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Ezra : a commentary

Author: Lisbeth S Fried
Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2015. ©2015.
Series: Critical commentary (Sheffield, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Lisbeth Fried's commentary on Ezra is the first instalment of a projected two-volume commentary on Ezra-Nehemiah. It is the first fulllength scholarly commentary on Ezra-Nehemiah to be written since 1988 and takes advantage of recent results in archaeology, of recent historical studies on the Persian Empire, and of recent studies of the influence of Hellenistic textual and legal traditions on Judean thought. It also  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisbeth S Fried
ISBN: 1909697753 9781909697751
OCLC Number: 912008322
Description: xviii, 468 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Critical commentary (Sheffield, England)
Responsibility: Lisbeth .S Fried.

Abstract:

Lisbeth Fried's commentary on Ezra is the first instalment of a projected two-volume commentary on Ezra-Nehemiah. It is the first fulllength scholarly commentary on Ezra-Nehemiah to be written since 1988 and takes advantage of recent results in archaeology, of recent historical studies on the Persian Empire, and of recent studies of the influence of Hellenistic textual and legal traditions on Judean thought. It also draws extensively on the author's own research into the mechanisms by which the Persian Empire dominated and controlled its subject populations. The present volume includes a new translation of the Book of Ezra, plus annotations on each verse that compare and contrast the Greek, Latin and Syriac variations, including the text of Greek Esdras A. It also provides an extensive Introduction and chapter commentaries that discuss larger historical and literary issues. Fried concludes that Ezra-Nehemiah was written as one book at the beginning of the Hellenistic period. Although written then, it was formed from earlier texts: an Ezra memoir, a letter to Ezra from Artaxerxes II, and a Nehemiah memoir. All of these have been heavily edited, however. Fried concludes that both Ezra and Nehemiah were Persian officials, Ezra a Persian episkopos, and Nehemiah a Persian governor, and that both acted with the goals of their Persian overlords in mind, not the goals of the subject Judean population. The Judean author, writing under Hellenic domination, transformed these men into Judean heroes in order to promote the novel idea of a long tradition of foreign imperial support for local institutions-cultic, legal and physical.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/912008322> # Ezra : a commentary
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "912008322" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2557808821#Topic/bible_ezra> ; # Bible. Ezra
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2557808821#Topic/bible_ezra_commentaries> ; # Bible. Ezra - Commentaries
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BS1355> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2557808821#CreativeWork/bibel> ; # Bibel
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/222.707/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2557808821#CreativeWork/bible> ; # Bible.
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2557808821#Person/fried_lisbeth_s> ; # Lisbeth S. Fried
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2015" ;
   schema:datePublished "2015" ;
   schema:description "Lisbeth Fried's commentary on Ezra is the first instalment of a projected two-volume commentary on Ezra-Nehemiah. It is the first fulllength scholarly commentary on Ezra-Nehemiah to be written since 1988 and takes advantage of recent results in archaeology, of recent historical studies on the Persian Empire, and of recent studies of the influence of Hellenistic textual and legal traditions on Judean thought. It also draws extensively on the author's own research into the mechanisms by which the Persian Empire dominated and controlled its subject populations. The present volume includes a new translation of the Book of Ezra, plus annotations on each verse that compare and contrast the Greek, Latin and Syriac variations, including the text of Greek Esdras A. It also provides an extensive Introduction and chapter commentaries that discuss larger historical and literary issues. Fried concludes that Ezra-Nehemiah was written as one book at the beginning of the Hellenistic period. Although written then, it was formed from earlier texts: an Ezra memoir, a letter to Ezra from Artaxerxes II, and a Nehemiah memoir. All of these have been heavily edited, however. Fried concludes that both Ezra and Nehemiah were Persian officials, Ezra a Persian episkopos, and Nehemiah a Persian governor, and that both acted with the goals of their Persian overlords in mind, not the goals of the subject Judean population. The Judean author, writing under Hellenic domination, transformed these men into Judean heroes in order to promote the novel idea of a long tradition of foreign imperial support for local institutions-cultic, legal and physical."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2557808821> ;
   schema:genre "Commentaries"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2557808821#Series/a_critical_commentary> ; # A critical commentary
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2557808821#Series/critical_commentary_sheffield_england> ; # Critical commentary (Sheffield, England)
   schema:name "Ezra : a commentary"@en ;
   schema:productID "912008322" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781909697751> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/912008322> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2557808821#Person/fried_lisbeth_s> # Lisbeth S. Fried
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Fried" ;
   schema:givenName "Lisbeth S." ;
   schema:name "Lisbeth S. Fried" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2557808821#Series/critical_commentary_sheffield_england> # Critical commentary (Sheffield, England)
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/912008322> ; # Ezra : a commentary
   schema:name "Critical commentary (Sheffield, England)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2557808821#Topic/bible_ezra_commentaries> # Bible. Ezra - Commentaries
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Bible. Ezra - Commentaries"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781909697751>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1909697753" ;
   schema:isbn "9781909697751" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.