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Jewish diaspora

Sometimes the best suggested reading lists come from footnotes. I recently read a book or two on the topic of exile and here is a list of books I compiled from the footnotes. This would be a fantastic summer (or winter) reading list!


Writing Exile: The Discourse of Displacement in Greco-Roman Antiquity and Beyond, edited by Jan Felix Gaertner (Brill)

Restoration: Old Testament, Jewish, and Christian Perspectives, edited by James M. Scott (Brill)

Exile and Restoration: A Study of Hebrew Thought of the Sixth Century B.C., by Peter R. Ackroyd (Westminster John Knox)

A Narrative Theology of the New Testament: Exploring the Metanarrative of Exile and Restoration, by Timo Eskola (Mohr Siebeck)

Leading Captivity Captive: ‘The Exile’ as History and Ideology, edited by Later L. Grabbe (Sheffield)

The Land of Israel as a Political Concept in Hasmonean Literature: Recourse to History in Second Century B.C. Claims to The Holy Land, by Doron Mendels (J.C.B. Mohr)

The Crisis of Israelite Religion: Transformation of Religious Tradition in Exilic and Post-Exilic Times, edited by Bob Becking and Marjo C.A. Korpel (Brill)

Lord of the Banquet: Literary and Theological Significance of the Lukan Travel Narrative, by David P. Moessner (Fortress)

The Qumran Community, by Michael A. Knibb (Cambridge)

From Joshua to Caiaphas: High Priests After the Exile, by James C. VanderKam (Augsburg Fortress)

Song of Exile: The Enduring Mystery of Psalm 137, by David W. Stone (Oxford)

Exile: Old Testament, Jewish, and Christian Perspectives, edited by James M. Scott (Brill)

Ezekiel and the Ethics of Exile, by Andrew Mein (Oxford)

Israel in Exile: A Theological Interpretation, by Ralph W. Klein (Fortress)

Jesus and the Restoration of Israel: A Critical Assessment of N.T. Wright’s Jesus and the Victory of God, edited by Carey C. Newman (IVP Academic)

Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of Exile: Restoration Eschatology and the Origin of the Atonement, by Brant Pitre (Baker Academic)

The Death of Jesus in Matthew: Innocent Blood and the End of Exile, by Catherine Sider Hamilton (Cambridge)

Ancient Jewish Letters and the Beginnings of Christian Epistolography, by Lutz Doering (Mohr Siebeck)

The Restoration of Israel: Israel’s Re-gathering and the Fate of the Nations in Early Jewish Literature and Luke-Acts, by Michael E. Fuller (De Gruyter)

Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life, by Jon D. Levenson (Yale)

Envisioning Judaism, edited by Ra’anan Boston, Klaus Herrmann, Remind Leicht, Annette Reed, and Giuseppe Veltri (Mohr Siebeck)

A Biblical Theology of Exile, by Daniel Smith-Chrstopher (Augsburg Fortress)

Exile and Restoration Revisited: Essays on the Babylonian and Persian Periods in Memory of Peter R. Ackroyd, edited by Gary Knoppers and Lester Grabbe (T&T Clark)

Enduring Exile: The Metaphorization of Exile in the Hebrew Bible, by Martien Halvorson-Taylor (Brill)

The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History, by Zvi Ben-Dor Benite (Oxford)

The Prophets Speak on Forced Migration, edited by Mark Boda, Frank Ames, John Ahn, and Mark Leuchter (SBL)

Exile as Forced Migrations: A Sociological, Literary, and Theological Approach on the Displacement and Resettlement of the Southern Kingdom of Judah, by John Ahn (De Gruyter)

Rejection: God’s Refugees in Biblical and Contemporary Perspective, edited by Stanley Porter (Pickwick)

Exile: A Conversation with N.T. Wright, edited by James M. Scott (IVP Academic)