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Exile and Restoration Revisited: Essays on the Babylonian and Persian Periods in Memory of Peter R. Ackroyd
Grabbe, Lester L., Deirdre N. Fulton and Gary N. Knoppers, editors

New York: T&T Clark, 2009 pp. x + 225. $130.00

Series Information
Library of Second Temple Studies, 73


Description: This volume had its origins in a session presented to the Society of Biblical Literature in Washington in 2006 in order to examine the legacy of Peter Ackroyd to the field of biblical studies. Ackroydís work stretched over a wide range of topics within Biblical Studies, notably study of prophetic literature and work on exile and restoration. This volume particularly focuses upon his work on the latter. Whilst the present work is founded upon the papers given at the session it also includes several essays solicited subsequently which further serve to draw the contributions together into a fitting tribute to a pioneer in his field.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Israel, Persian Period

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Review by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer
Published 4/5/2011
Citation: Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, review of Gary N. Knoppers and Lester L. Grabbe, with Deirdre N. Fulton, eds., Exile and Restoration Revisited: Essays on the Babylonian and Persian Periods in Memory of Peter R. Ackroyd, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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