Saturday, April 29, 2017

The temple and the wall in Ezra-Nehemiah

The Art of Negotiation in Ezra–Nehemiah

Yet it is ethically problematic to turn a blind eye to, or excuse, the exclusion or expulsion of local persons and family members simply because Ezra or Nehemiah declare them to be a threat. Rather than accepting the authors’ perspectives wholesale, we might begin by asking what the ancient writers were trying to say and why.

See Also: Negotiating Power in Ezra-Nehemiah (SBL Press, 2016).

By Donna J. Laird
Adjunct, Ashland Theological Seminary
April 2017
I noted the publication of the book here and here.