Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Presentations

Title

Nehemiah's New Shadow: The Canonical Function of Ezra-Nehemiah Among the Writings

Document Type

News Release

Conference/Event

Evangelical Theological Society's 2016 Annual Meeting

Location

San Antonio, TX

Event Date

11-15-2016

Abstract

Often Ezra-Nehemiah is read as a positive portrayal of the return of Israel from the exile. However, this paper establishes that the final chapter in Nehemiah 13 emphasizes that although the people have returned to the land, they have still failed to keep the demands of the Mosaic covenant. In other words, the exile is not over.

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