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Hebrew tradition presents Haggai and Zechariah as prophetic figures arising in the wake of the Babylonian exile with an agenda of restoration for the early Persian period community in Yehud. This agenda, however, was not original to these prophets, but rather drawn from the earlier traditions of Israel. In recent years there has been a flurry of scholarly attention on the relationship between these Persian period prophets and the earlier traditions with a view to the ways in which these prophets draw on earlier tradition in innovative ways. It is time to take stock of these many contributions and provide a venue for dialogue and evaluation.
|Publication date:||15th December 2008|
|Author:||Mark J. Boda|
|Publisher:||T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Biblical studies & exegesis,|
Mark Boda is Professor of Old Testament at the Canadian Theological Seminary, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Michael Floyd is Professor of Old Testament at Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest.More About Mark J. Boda