By Brad E. Kelle
Analyzing Exile considers pressured displacement and deportation in old Israel and related smooth contexts for you to supply perception into the realities of struggle and exile in old Israel and their representations within the Hebrew Bible. Introductory essays describe the interdisciplinary and comparative method and clarify the way it overcomes methodological lifeless ends and advances the examine of warfare in old and sleek contexts. Following essays, written by way of students from a variety of disciplines, discover particular situations drawn from a wide selection of historic and glossy settings and view archaeological, anthropological, actual, and mental realities, in addition to biblical, literary, creative, and iconographic representations of displacement and exile. the quantity as a complete locations Israel's stories and expressions of pressured displacement into the wider context of comparable war-related phenomena from a number of contexts.
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22 INTERPRETING EXILE Two recent studies of the history and literature of the exilic era— Rainer Albertz’s Israel in Exile and Jill Middlemas’s The Templeless Age— illustrate both the new reconstructions of the period and the interdisciplinary approaches and phenomenological perspective that gave rise to them. e. simply as the “exile,” effectively limiting interpretive attention to circumstances and perspectives of the Babylonian deportees and their descendants, these studies show a marked concern to discuss those years under the broader designations of the “Neo-Babylonian period” or the “Templeless Age” of Judah’s past,50 paying attention to the larger context of Babylonian domination over the ancient Near East and its attendant dynamics.
Chimni, “From Resettlement to Involuntary Repatriation: Towards a Critical History of Durable Solutions to Refugee Problems,” Refugee Survey Quarterly 23 (2004): 55–73. My comments on refugee studies here draw from the discussion in Moore and Kelle, Biblical History and Israel’s Past, 388–90. ) and their dynamics. Some recent works within biblical studies already make sustained use of refugee studies for reading literature associated with the exile. 56 The related field of diaspora studies, which has already played a role in the new perspectives on the exile since the 1980s,57 represents a broader and more developed field than refugee studies.