The Crisis of Israelite Religion: Transformation of Religious Tradition in Exilic and Post-Exilic Times

Synopsis

Exile and Return have caused a crisis in Israelite religion. This crisis eventually gave the impetus for the emergence of Judaism. The papers in this volume, originally read at a Symposium organized by Utrecht University in April 1998, discuss the relevant aspects of this crisis and the shift from Yahwism to Judaism. The collection of papers is unique in presenting a multidimensional treatment of the problems involved. Biblical texts are read against their historical background with the question in mind: How did the author(s) of this text cope with the changed and shifting situation? Next to that the period under consideration is discussed from historical, religion-historical, archaeological and iconographic angles. The volume underscores the significance of this period for Biblical studies and will certainly yield further discussion.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Bob Becking
  • Lester L. Grabbe
  • Sara Japhet
  • Walter Dietrich
  • John Van Seters
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 1999