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and weighing all the available evidence. There was, therefore, a great deal of pioneer work to be done, and I have laboured perseveringly in the hope of making some contribution to our scanty knowledge of the important Persian period of Jewish history and to our understanding of Biblical books which have suffered from neglect. Nevertheless, I confess that I am heavily indebted to scholars who have laboured in this field, even to some from whose conclu-sions I dissent. The references show at least a list of liabilities. But there is another debt, and a larger one, which cannot be exhibited in references, and which I desire to put on record here, and that is the obligation to the three teachers under whom it was my privilege to study years ago, and who awakened in me an absorbing interest in the study of the Old Testament. In the order of my acquaintance with them, the three are: Pro-fessor David G. Lyon, of Harvard University; the Rev. Dr. John P. Peters, formerly professor in the Philadelphia Divinity School; and the late Dr. William R. Harper, president of the University of Chicago. LORING W. BATTEN. THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, NEW YORK, June 28, 1913. viii   C h a p t e r   Home | T O C | I n d e x

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Ezra and Nehemiah


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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PagePREFACE.CONTENTSABBREVIATIONSINTRODUCTION§ 1. THE ORIGINAL FORM OF THE BOOKS§ 2. THE DATE§ 3. THE CONTENTS OF THE BOOKS§ 4. THE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER§ 5. THE TWO EDITIONS OF EZRA–NEHEMIAH§ 6. 1 ESDRAS§ 7. THE SEMITIC TEXT§ 8. THE SOURCES§ 9. THE SAMARITAN OPPOSITION§ 10. THE DATE OF EZRA'S MISSION§ 11. THE HISTORY OF THE PERSIAN PERIOD§ 12. CHAPTER AND VERSE DIVISIONS§ 13. LITERATURECOMMENTARY ONEZRA 1 THE END OF THE BABYLONIAN EXILEEZRA 2 1–69 THE CENSUS OF RETURNED EXILESEZRA 2 70–4 3 THE HEBREW STORY OF THE REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLEEZRA 4 24b–6 18 THE ARAMAIC ACCOUNT OF THE REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLEEZRA 6 19–22 THE OBSERVANCE OF THE PASSOVEREZRA 4 4–6 THE COMPLAINT TO XERXESEZRA 4 7–24a THE ARTAXERXES LETTERS.NE. 1, 2 NEHEMIAH BECOMES GOVERNOR OF JUDAHNE. 3 1–32 THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE WORK ON THE WALLNE. 3 33–4 17 THE EFFORTS OF THE ENEMY TO STOP THE WORK ON THE WALLSNE. 5 THE ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES WHICH CONFRONTED NEHEMIAHNE. 6 FURTHER EFFORTS OF SANBALLAT AND THE OTHERS TO THWART NEHEMIAHNE. 7 1–5 THE DOORS ARE PUT IN PLACE... NEHEMIAH CALLS A GENERAL ASSEMBLYNE. 11 THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE POPULATION OF JUDAHNE. 12 1–26 A LIST OF PRIESTS AND LEVITESNE. 12 27–43 THE DEDICATION OF THE WALLSNE. 12 44–47 PROVISION TO SECURE THE COLLECTION OF THE PRIESTLY REVENUESNE. 13 NEHEMIAH'S SECOND ADMINISTRATIONEZRA 7–10 THE HISTORY OF EZRANE. 8–10 THE READING OF THE LAWINDEX
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