Constructing Exile

The Emergence of a Biblical Paradigm

By John Hill, CSSR

Constructing Exile

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  • Publication Date: 7/30/2020
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The Emergence of a Biblical Paradigm

By John Hill, CSSR

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  • Pages: 152
  • Publication Date: 7/30/2020
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About-

What happens to a community when it is destroyed by a foreign power? How do survivors face the future? Is it all over for them? In Constructing Exile, John Hill investigates how the people of ancient Judah survived invasion and destruction at the hands of the Babylonians. Although some of them were deported to Babylon, they created a new identity for themselves, and then, once they were back in Judah, they tried to recreate the past. Hill examines the way that later generations used the experience of the Babylonian invasion to interpret the crises of their own times. He shows how by the time of Jesus exile had become an image Judaism used to understand itself and its story.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“A wonderful resource for non-specialist students of the Bible! Fr. John Hill brings fresh insight, passion, and erudition to Constructing Exile, a superb primer that teachers will appreciate as a companion volume in their undergraduate, seminary, and graduate courses on the Bible. I will use it in mine!”

—Louis Stulman, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Findlay



“This is a timely study on an enduring topic. As John Hill points out in the introduction, exile is not something that happened only to Israel 2,500 years ago. It has been the experience of many over the centuries and continues today. Israel’s reflection on its own experience led to what he describes as ‘the development of the paradigm of exile’; a development that this book unfolds in a clear and engaging manner.”

—Mark A. O’Brien, OP, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia

Contributors-

John Hill, CSSR

Bio(s)-

John Hill, CSSR, is a lector emeritus at Yarra Theological Union, and a former Senior Lecturer in the University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Friend or Foe? The Figure of Babylon in Jeremiah MT, and other studies on the book of Jeremiah.

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