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The Templeless Age: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the Exile
Middlemas, Jill

Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007 pp. x + 174. $24.95


Description: It was in the sixth century BCE that the state of Judah fell and along with it the temple of Yahweh, the place of divine presence offering divine protection. This introductory textbook throws fresh light on this crucial period in the history and theological development of ancient Israel and Judah. Taking into account new archaeological evidence regarding the exile, Jill Middlemas offers an up-to-date and compelling overview of the formative events of the sixth century BCE.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Israel

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Review by Lester L. Grabbe
Published 7/26/2008
Citation: Lester L. Grabbe, review of Jill Middlemas, The Templeless Age: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the Exile, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


Review by Flemming A. J. Nielsen
Published 3/21/2009
Citation: Flemming A. J. Nielsen, review of Jill Middlemas, The Templeless Age: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the Exile, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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