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The Literary and Ideological Character of the Letters in Ezra 4–7

Sebastian Grätz

in Letters and Communities: Studies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198804208
eISBN:
9780191842405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804208.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

At first glance, the Aramaic letters embedded in the biblical book of Ezra look like authentic documents issued in favour of the Judaeans by the Achaemenid chanceries. This chapter shows that the ... More


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