Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Exile As Sabbath Rest: The Chronicler’s Interpretation Of The Exile

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Judahs destruction and their resultant exilic captivity in Babylon are explicitly indicated to be a fulfilment of Jeremiahs prophecy. In author's investigation into the Chroniclers intention with his peculiar description of the Exile, he returns to Albertzs interpretation of Chronicles. In the light of older religio-historical traditions such as Leviticus and Jeremiah, the Chronicler could show that the present under Persian dominion should be evaluated positively. The Hebrew Bible contains various voices on the Exile. The majority of these voices associate this era with destruction, deportation and suffering. The Exile is rather used symbolically by the Chronicler to help his contemporaries understand and appropriate their present reality under Persian provincial dominion. The Exile becomes a time of Sabbath rest, a time of restoration and purification in the Chroniclers version, in order to render the establishment of the Persian kingdom as a new beginning.

Keywords: Babylonian exile; chroniclers interpretation; Jeremiah's prophecy; Sabbath rest



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Exile and Suffering — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation