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Reconsidering Nehemiah's Judah: The Case of MT and LXX Nehemia 11–12
Fulton, Deirdre N.

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015 pp. xv + 258. €79.00

Series Information
Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 2/80

Description: In this work, Deirdre N. Fulton examines the differences in the MT and LXX texts of Nehemiah 11-12. She portrays the rebuilding of Judah by focusing on the people who settled in Jerusalem, a catalog of settlements in Judah, a list of temple personnel, and a narrative of the dedication and procession around the walls of Jerusalem. In this systematic study the author analyzes the textual divergences and changes these chapters underwent over time. While both traditions cast Nehemiah 11-12 in Persian period Judah, the textual divergences between the MT and LXX reveal intentional changes that occurred during the Hellenistic period.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, Nehemiah, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Form, Tradition and Redaction Criticism, Textual Criticism

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Review by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer
Published 11/6/2016
Citation: Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, review of Deirdre N. Fulton, Reconsidering Nehemiah's Judah: The Case of MT and LXX Nehemia 11–12, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2016).

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