Michael D. Coogan

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780195288803
Published online April 2009 |

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(2 Chr 35.1–19 ). 1 Esdras begins witha celebration. This event constitutes a high point, with the holy ark duly installed in the Temple. According to 2 Kings 23.21–23 and 2 Chr 34.14–33 , the Passover celebration concluded the religious reform of Josiah, king of Judah (640–609 bce). In 1 Esdras the account of the reform itself is omitted. The author of 1 Esdras is interested in the continuity between the First and Second Temples, and thus does not depict Josiah as a reforming king.

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Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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