From Judah to Judea: Socio-economic Structures and Processes in the Persian Period
Ro, Johannes Unsok, editor
Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2012 pp. x + 216. $110.00
Hebrew Bible Monographs, 43
Buy this book now from SBL
Description: It has long been recognized that the Persian period is crucial to the history of the formation of the biblical corpora. The essays presented in this volume explore this critically important era, reconstructing the socio-economic shifts that took place as well as the religio-theological environment of the Judean community and its neighbours.
The topics of this volume, sociological, archaeological and theological, include: ethnicities and administration in Persian-era Palestine (Yigal); the historical origin of the concept of the piety of the poor at Qumran (Ro); the development of the theological concept of Yhwhís punitive justice (Ro); social, cultural and demographic transformations in Persian-period Judah (Faust); changes in Judah and its neighbouring provinces in the fourth century BCE (Fantalkin and Tal); some Greek views of the Persian empire (Sano).
The papers collected in this volume were presented at an international conference held at International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, February 17Ė19, 2011, a testimony to the fruitfulness of this unusual AsianĖIsraeli scholarly dialogue.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Persian Period
Review by Jason M. Silverman
Citation: Jason M. Silverman, review of Johannes Unsok Ro, ed., From Judah to Judea: Socio-economic Structures and Processes in the Persian Period, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).
Adobe Acrobat Reader
All RBL reviews are published in PDF format. To view these reviews, you must have downloaded and installed the FREE version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader or you have an older version of the Reader, you can download the most recent version now.