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The Neo-Babylonian Empire and Babylon in the Latter Prophets David Stephen Vanderhooft

The Neo-Babylonian Empire and Babylon in the Latter Prophets

David Stephen Vanderhooft

Published February 21st 2003
ISBN : 9780788505799
Hardcover
246 pages
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Vanderhooft reverses the usual focus within biblical studies by asking not how the Neo-Babylonian dynasty of about 605-539 BCE influenced Judah or particular biblical writers, but how the biblical texts illuminate the phenomenon of BabylonianMoreVanderhooft reverses the usual focus within biblical studies by asking not how the Neo-Babylonian dynasty of about 605-539 BCE influenced Judah or particular biblical writers, but how the biblical texts illuminate the phenomenon of Babylonian imperialism. He focuses on the character and functions of the empire in its relations to the population of Judah and other subjugated peoples, and on what the responses of those populations can reveal about the empire. The treatment began as a doctoral dissertation for Harvard University in May 1996.