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Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah-Memoir and Its Earliest Readers Jacob L Wright

Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah-Memoir and Its Earliest Readers

Jacob L Wright

Published January 1st 2004
ISBN : 9783110927207
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385 pages
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This monograph presents a fresh and detailed treatment of the problems posed by the Nehemiah-Memoir. Starting from the pre-critical interpretations of Ezra-Neh, the study demonstrates that the use of the first-person does not suffice as a criterionMoreThis monograph presents a fresh and detailed treatment of the problems posed by the Nehemiah-Memoir. Starting from the pre-critical interpretations of Ezra-Neh, the study demonstrates that the use of the first-person does not suffice as a criterion for distinguishing between the verba Neemiae and the additions of later authors. The earliest edition of the Memoir isconfined to a building report, which was expanded as early generations of readers developed the implications of Nehemiahs accomplishments for the consolidation and centralization of Judah. The expansions occasioned in turn the composition of the history of the Restoration in Ezra-Neh.