Updating Basket....

Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket
Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket

Persian Royal-Judaean Elite Engagements in the Early Teispid and Achaemenid Empire

The King's Acolytes

Persian Royal-Judaean Elite Engagements in the Early Teispid and Achaemenid Empire

The King's Acolytes

This item is a print on demand title and will be dispatched in 1-3 weeks.

Hardback

£90.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567688538
Number of Pages: 272
Published: 14/11/2019
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Jason Silverman presents a timely and necessary study, advancing the understanding of Achaemenid ideology and Persian Period Judaism. While the Achaemenid Persian Empire (c. 550-330 BCE) dwarfed all previous empires of the Ancient Near East in both size and longevity, the royal system that forged and preserved this civilisation remains only rudimentarily understood, as is the imperial and religious legacy bequeathed to future generations. In response to this deficit, Silverman provides a critically sophisticated and interdisciplinary model for comparative studies. While the Achaemenids rebuilt the Jerusalem temple, Judaean literature of the period reflects tensions over its Persian re-establishment, demonstrating colliding religious perspectives. Although both First Zechariah (1-8) and Second Isaiah (40-55) are controversial, the greater imperial context is rarely dealt with in depth; both books deal directly with the temple's legitimacy, and this ties them intimately to kings' engagements with cults. Silverman explores how the Achaemenid kings portrayed their rule to subject minorities, the ways in which minority elites reshaped this ideology, and how long this impact lasted, as revealed through the Judaean reactions to the restoration of the Jerusalem temple.

Dr. Jason M. Silverman (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Jason M. Silverman is Researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Friends Scheme

Our online book club offers discounts on hundreds of titles...