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Ezra and the Law in History and Tradition : Studies on Personalities of the Old Testament

Author: Lisabeth S Fried; James L Crenshaw
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, 2014.
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The historical Ezra was sent to Jerusalem as an emissary of the Persian monarch. What was his task? According to the Bible, the Persian king sent Ezra to bring the Torah, the five books of the Laws of Moses, to the Jews. Modern scholars have claimed not only that Ezra brought the Torah to Jerusalem, but that he actually wrote it, and in so doing Ezra created Judaism. Without Ezra, they say, Judaism would not exist.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisabeth S Fried; James L Crenshaw
ISBN: 9781611174106 1611174104 1611173132 9781611173130 1306637643 9781306637640
OCLC Number: 960685377
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Responsibility: Lisabeth S. Fried, James L. Crenshaw.
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An in-depth examination that separates the historical Ezra from the biblical legend  Read more...

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