By John J. Ahn
Exile as compelled Migrations injects leading edge reports on pressured migrations (DIDPS, IDPs, Refugee studies), displacement and resettlement, and generational matters that mark the exilic interval (6th century B.C.E.). Founder and co-chair of the “Exile/Forced Migrations in Biblical Literature” (Society of Biblical Literature) and a member of the yank Sociological organization (International Migration Section), Ahn furnishes biblical students with up to date sociological details to envision severely, the exile as pressured migrations within the cadre of economics of migrations. Biblically conversing, Ahn isolates the 3 various perspectives at the exile. The 70 years in Babylon is solid as 3 and a part generations, with every one Judeo-Babylonian iteration (first-“1.5”-second-third) responding to its personal set of matters and issues (Ps 137, Jer 29, Isa forty three, Num 32). This definitive paintings reframes the method of examine of the exilic interval, as “generation-units”, sociologically, from the 1st pressured migration in 597 B.C.E. to the 1st go back migrations in 538 B.C.E. Exile as pressured Migrations is going past conventional emphasis on a major edifice and its establishment. It rightfully returns to peoples in flight and plight.
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