This book takes the reader in wider circles from Babylon to Eternity and deals with the appropriation of the exilic motif in Jewish texts. It examines the way the exilic tradition–interpreting the Exile as a religious experience – was created by the writers of the Hebrew Bible.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. In Babylon: The Exile in Historical (Re)construction 3. Balancing the Scales: The Construction of the Exile as Countertradition in the Bible 4. The Exile of God: The Galut in Jewish Construction 5. From Babylon to Eternity: Appropriation of the Babylon-Motif in Christian Homiletical Constructions