Title

Temple restoration in early achaemenid judah

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Brill

Place of Publication

Leiden

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

International, Cultural and Community Studies

RAS ID

384

Comments

Originally published as : Bedford, P. (2001). Temple restoration in early achaemenid judah (Supplements to the journal for the study of judaism, v. 65). Leiden: Brill

ISBN: 9789004115095

Abstract

In the early Achaemenid Persian period, the Jews returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple of Yahweh. This volume investigates issues surrounding the rebuilding of this temple, focusing on the timing and purpose of the project, and the social and political circumstances in which it was undertaken." "The study reflects on certain passages from the Old Testament, such as Ezra 1-6, Haggai, and Zechariah 1-8; early Achaemenid Persian administrative practices; and Judean hopes for restoration in order to question the contention that the Jerusalem temple was established as an economic and administrative centre around which competing groups struggled from socio-economic and political power.

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