Sources on Exilic History

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  1. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    What books can be read to get more understanding of life for the Jews during Exile and the first part of their return? Say Ezekiel-Nehemiah or there abouts?
     
  2. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    Bump. Bruce? Lane? TimV?
     
  3. TimV

    TimV Puritanboard Botanist

    I asked a friend and he recommended Berquist, Judaism in Persia's Shadow. I know nothing about the book or the author other than it's widely referenced and influential.
     
  4. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    Thanks, Tim. I'll look for that. It's really for Heidi, a project she has underway.
     
  5. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    Final bump.
     
  6. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    The standard histories of Israel include extensive sections dealing with Exilic Israel. Provan/Long/Longman is probably the best history of Israel in one volume. The new Dictionary of the Old Testament Historical Books is also an outstanding and up to date resource (it also includes a complete history of Israel and has thirty humongous-sized pages dealing with the history of the Exile). Other than that, I would recommend buying excellent commentaries on the Exilic prophets. My recommendations are here and here.
     
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