Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ben Zvi and Levin (eds.), Centres and Peripheries in the Early Second Temple Period

Centres and Peripheries in the Early Second Temple Period
Ed. by Ehud Ben Zvi and Christoph Levin

[Zentrum und Peripherie in der frühen Zeit des Zweiten Tempels.]
2016. XIV, 469 pages.
Forschungen zum Alten Testament 108
134,00 €
ISBN 978-3-16-154293-0

Published in English.
“Centre and periphery” frameworks have been particularly helpful for research on systems whose dynamics are strongly influenced by a substantially unequal distribution of qualities. But what can these frameworks, in all their present diversity and in their various “re-conceptualizations,” contribute to the study of the early Second Temple period? The essays in this volume address this question through the prism of, for instance, the location of Jerusalem, diasporic communities, Torah, roles of temples and royal courts, Jerusalem/Gerizim, the Zion tradition, the universal kingdom of YHWH, the literary history of some texts, socio-linguistic choices, and gender.
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