Witch-hunts, Purity and Social Boundaries: The Expulsion of the Foreign Women in Ezra 9-10 - Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S. No.350 (Hardback)David Janzen (author)
Hardback 302 Pages / Published: 30/05/2002
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This anthropological approach to the expulsion of the foreign women from the post-exilic community argues that it was the result of a witch-hunt. Its comparative approach notes that the community responded to its weak social boundaries in the same fashion as societies with similar social weaknesses. Janzen argues that the post-exilic community's decision to expel the foreign women in its midst was the direct result of the community's inability to enforce a common morality among its members. This anthropological approach to the expulsion shows how other societies with weak social moralities tend to react with witch-hunts, and it suggests that the expulsion in Ezra 9-10 was precisely such an activity. It concludes with an examination of the political and economic forces that could have eroded the social morality of the community.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 302
Weight: 419 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
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