Texts, Contexts and Readings in Postexilic Literature : Explorations into Historiography and Identity Negotiation in Hebrew Bible and Related Texts

By: Jonker, LouisMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandForschungen zum Alten Testament 2.Reihe - Band 53: Publisher: Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2011Edition: 1Description: 1 online resource (335 p.)ISBN: 9783161518522Subject(s): Historiography in rabbinical literature | Jews -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D | Jews -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D. -- HistoriographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Texts, Contexts and Readings in Postexilic Literature : Explorations into Historiography and Identity Negotiation in Hebrew Bible and Related TextsDDC classification: 220.94 | 296.0901 LOC classification: DS121.65 .T498 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Preface; Table of Contents; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; LOUIS JONKER: Introduction Reflecting on Historiography and Identity Negotiation; Bibliography; ROBERT VOSLOO: The Writing of History as Remedy or Poison? Some Remarks on Paul Ricoeur's Reflections on Memory, Identity and "The Historiographical Operation"; A. Introduction; B. The Vulnerability and Abuse of Memory; C. The Epistemology of Historical Knowledge; I. Historiography: remedy or poison?; II. The historiographical operation; 1. The documentary phase; 2. The phase of explanation/understanding
3. The representative phaseD. Towards a Responsible Historical Hermeneutic - Also for Church and Theological Historiography?; Bibliography; Exploring Texts and Intertexts; GARY KNOPPERS: Exile, Return, and Diaspora Expatriates and Repatriates in Late Biblical Literature; A. Introduction; B. Invasion and Dislocation as Facts of Life in the Southern Levant; C. Giving Them the Silent Treatment: The Exilic Gap in Biblical Historiography; D. Exile and Restoration in the Prophets; E. Diaspora-Homeland Relations in Ezra-Nehemiah; F. Conclusions; Bibliography
LOUIS JONKER: Engaging with Different Contexts A Survey of the Various Levels of Identity Negotiation in ChroniclesA. Introduction; B. Socio-Historical Contexts; I. The Persian imperial context; II. Regional provincial context; III. Inner-Yehudite context; IV. Cultic context; C. Different Levels of Identity Negotiation in Chronicles; I. Intra-group categorisation within the Jerusalem cult (1 Chronicles 23-27); II. Intra-group categorisation within Yehud (1 Chronicles 21); III. Intra-group and inter-group categorisation among the neighbours (2 Chronicles 21)
IV. Inter-group categorisation within the Persian empire (Solomon in Chronicles)D. Conclusion; Bibliography; EHUD BEN ZVI: On Social Memory and Identity Formation in Late Persian Yehud A Historian's Viewpoint with a Focus on Prophetic Literature, Chronicles and the Deuteronomistic Historical Collection; A. Preliminary Considerations; I. To begin with; II. Social group and social memory; III. Reconstructing ancient social memory and the processes involved in its production and reproduction: social memory and socialisation; B. Particular Observations; I. Introduction
II. Social memory and self-identity in late Yehud from a perspective of communal anxiety/security about its own existence and their interrelation with perceptions of riskIII. Intentional creation or systemic expression of social memory? Was a particular social memory intentionally created to create self-identity in Yehud?; IV. Social memory, past-constructing texts, historical "degrees of freedom", temple and self-identity.; V. Identity and social memory: how, what or who should be remembered in late Persian Yehud - temporal, spatial and main narrative considerations
VI. Social memory, some Israelitising tendencies in construction of the Other, boundaries and self-understanding
Summary: Hauptbeschreibung Periods of socio-historical change often prompt renewed interest in history-writing. Interest in the past is then driven by processes of identity negotiation which facilitate a new orientation in changed circumstances. The Hebrew Bible is an excellent example, containing historiographical writings from different socio-historical periods. Dramatic socio-political and socio-religious changes took place from the sixth to the fourth centuries B.C.E. in Ancient Israel. These changes prompted different processes of identity negotiation through historiographical literature. The authors of the essays collected here explore historiographical and related texts and their contexts in these tumultuous times in order to come to a better understanding of the dynamic relationship between ancient historiography and identity negotiation. They also investigate how this literature could be interpreted in contemporary contexts of socio-historical change. Contributors: Johann Cook, Izak Cornelius, Louis Jonker, Gary Knoppers, Oded Lipschits, Gerrie Snyman, Robert Vosloo, Josef Wieshöfer, Ehud Ben Zvi
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Cover; Preface; Table of Contents; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; LOUIS JONKER: Introduction Reflecting on Historiography and Identity Negotiation; Bibliography; ROBERT VOSLOO: The Writing of History as Remedy or Poison? Some Remarks on Paul Ricoeur's Reflections on Memory, Identity and "The Historiographical Operation"; A. Introduction; B. The Vulnerability and Abuse of Memory; C. The Epistemology of Historical Knowledge; I. Historiography: remedy or poison?; II. The historiographical operation; 1. The documentary phase; 2. The phase of explanation/understanding

3. The representative phaseD. Towards a Responsible Historical Hermeneutic - Also for Church and Theological Historiography?; Bibliography; Exploring Texts and Intertexts; GARY KNOPPERS: Exile, Return, and Diaspora Expatriates and Repatriates in Late Biblical Literature; A. Introduction; B. Invasion and Dislocation as Facts of Life in the Southern Levant; C. Giving Them the Silent Treatment: The Exilic Gap in Biblical Historiography; D. Exile and Restoration in the Prophets; E. Diaspora-Homeland Relations in Ezra-Nehemiah; F. Conclusions; Bibliography

LOUIS JONKER: Engaging with Different Contexts A Survey of the Various Levels of Identity Negotiation in ChroniclesA. Introduction; B. Socio-Historical Contexts; I. The Persian imperial context; II. Regional provincial context; III. Inner-Yehudite context; IV. Cultic context; C. Different Levels of Identity Negotiation in Chronicles; I. Intra-group categorisation within the Jerusalem cult (1 Chronicles 23-27); II. Intra-group categorisation within Yehud (1 Chronicles 21); III. Intra-group and inter-group categorisation among the neighbours (2 Chronicles 21)

IV. Inter-group categorisation within the Persian empire (Solomon in Chronicles)D. Conclusion; Bibliography; EHUD BEN ZVI: On Social Memory and Identity Formation in Late Persian Yehud A Historian's Viewpoint with a Focus on Prophetic Literature, Chronicles and the Deuteronomistic Historical Collection; A. Preliminary Considerations; I. To begin with; II. Social group and social memory; III. Reconstructing ancient social memory and the processes involved in its production and reproduction: social memory and socialisation; B. Particular Observations; I. Introduction

II. Social memory and self-identity in late Yehud from a perspective of communal anxiety/security about its own existence and their interrelation with perceptions of riskIII. Intentional creation or systemic expression of social memory? Was a particular social memory intentionally created to create self-identity in Yehud?; IV. Social memory, past-constructing texts, historical "degrees of freedom", temple and self-identity.; V. Identity and social memory: how, what or who should be remembered in late Persian Yehud - temporal, spatial and main narrative considerations

VI. Social memory, some Israelitising tendencies in construction of the Other, boundaries and self-understanding

Hauptbeschreibung Periods of socio-historical change often prompt renewed interest in history-writing. Interest in the past is then driven by processes of identity negotiation which facilitate a new orientation in changed circumstances. The Hebrew Bible is an excellent example, containing historiographical writings from different socio-historical periods. Dramatic socio-political and socio-religious changes took place from the sixth to the fourth centuries B.C.E. in Ancient Israel. These changes prompted different processes of identity negotiation through historiographical literature. The authors of the essays collected here explore historiographical and related texts and their contexts in these tumultuous times in order to come to a better understanding of the dynamic relationship between ancient historiography and identity negotiation. They also investigate how this literature could be interpreted in contemporary contexts of socio-historical change. Contributors: Johann Cook, Izak Cornelius, Louis Jonker, Gary Knoppers, Oded Lipschits, Gerrie Snyman, Robert Vosloo, Josef Wieshöfer, Ehud Ben Zvi

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