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A Brief Survey of Past Hypotheses
An Outline of Chapters
Generation 1
Iddo
Kadmiel
Yeshua ben Yehozadaq
Generation 2
Zerubbabel
Yehoiakim
Berekiah
Shekaniah ben Arah
Generation 3
Eliashiv
Meshullam, Son of Zerubbabel
Hananiah, Son of Zerubbabel
Elnatan
Zechariah
Meshullam, Son of Berekiah and Brother of Zechariah
Shemaiah ben Shekaniah
Tobiah the Ammonite
Sanballat the Horonite/Sinuballit the Harranite
Geshem the Arab
Generation 4
Yoiada/Yehoiada
The Daughter of Meshullam ben Berekiah
The Sons of Sanballat/Sinuballit
Generation 5
Yohanan ben Yehoiada
The Daughter of Sanballat/Sinuballit and the Son of Yehoiada
Yonatan ben Yehoiada
Generation 6
Yaddua
Chronological Implications of the Genealogies
Nehemiah as a Member of Generation 3
Conclusion
Endnotes
Introduction
Dating Formulae Used from the Seventh–Second Centuries BCE
Judah
Neo-Assyria
Neo-Babylonia
Persia
The Ptolemies
The Seleucids
Section Summary
The Dates in Haggai and Zechariah 1–8
The Year Dates
Zechariah 7.1-7
The Seventy-Year Figure in Zechariah 7.4
The Date of the Destruction of the Temple by Nebuchadrezzar
Year 1 of Darius
The Seventy-Year Tradition Revisited
Why Year 2 of Darius and Not Year 1?
Month and Day-Elements in the Date Formulae in Haggai and Zechariah 1–8
The Agricultural Cycles in Babylonia and Yehud
Haggai as an Independent Account of Temple-Building
Zechariah 1–8 as an Independent Account of Temple-Building
Haggai–Zechariah 8 as a Single Account of Temple-Building
Chapter Summary and Conclusion
Summary of Ezra 1–6 and Some Historical Problems It Raises
Summary
Historical Problems
Ezra 1–6 as an Account of Temple-Building
Sources Used to Compose Ezra 1–6
The Books of Chronicles
The Delay in the Completion of the Temple
The Date of the Completion of the Temple
The Boundaries of Yehud in the Fifth Century BCE
The Biblical Evidence
The Artifactual Evidence
The Borders of Idumea
Two Historical Scenarios Based on Nehemiah
The Negev at the End of the Monarchy and Thereafter
The Biblical Texts
The Arad Ostraca in Hebrew from the Monarchic Era
Edom’s Status in the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods
Edomite Remains in the Negev in the Late Iron II Period
Aramaic Ostraca from Persian-Era Idumea
Geshem the Arab and the Northern Border of Arabia
The Status of Lakish
Chapter Summary
Preliminary Issues in Using Survey and Excavation Results
Absolute versus Relative Dating
Using Epigraphy to Date Artifacts
Limitations of Remains Retrieved through Excavation
Limitations of Remains Retrieved through Surveys
Persian-Era Sites Identified by Survey or Excavation
Sites That Were New Foundations in the Persian Period
Sites That Had Previous Occupation in the Iron II Period
Military Sites
Analysis of Site Use and Settlement Patterns
Settlement Trends
Facilities in the Negev Highlands
Unconfirmed Administrative and Military Facilities
The Early Reign of Artaxerxes I
Past Hypotheses Concerning the Rebuilding of Jerusalem under Nehemiah
A New Proposal for Understanding the Decision to Rebuild Jerusalem
New Settlers
A New Governor
Jerusalem as the New Provincial Seat
THE OLD PERSIAN TEXT OF THE BEHISTUN INSCRIPTION
GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX OF AUTHORS AND INDIVIDUALS CITED
INDEX OF BIBLICAL, CLASSICAL AND PATRISTIC WORKS CITED
INDEX OF GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES
INDEX OF PERSONAL NAMES
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
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The Origins of the Second Temple

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