By Daniel Smith-Christopher

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The Christian church keeps to hunt moral and religious versions from the interval of Israel's monarchy and has kept away from the gravity of the Babylonian exile. by contrast culture, the writer argues that the interval of concentration for the canonical building of biblical notion is strictly the exile. the following the voices of dissent arose and articulated phrases of fact within the context of failed energy.

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40 Interestingly, this has invaded even the legal definitions of refugees, and has become an essential aspect of determining who is actually a "refugee" and thus in need of material (or other) assistance. T. Alexander Aleinikoff writes that the previous "exilic bias" of refugee relief work has changed to an emphasis on containment. " 41 What are the alternatives to nationalist dominance of the debate about justice or identity that inevitably inform any attempt to write a biblical theology of exile?

But it is not my intention to argue that a theology of exile arises from the ease of the exilic years or from the exile as a "positive" event. 8. Anthony Oliver-Smith, "Anthropological Research on Hazards and Disasters," ARA 25 (1996) 315. See also idem, "Peru's Five Hundred Year Earthquake," in Disasters, Development, and Environment, ed. A. Varley (London: Wiley, 1994) 3-48. See also What Is a Disaster? Perspectives on the Question, ed. E. L. Quarantelli (London: Routledge, 1998), esp. Anthony Oliver-Smith, "Global Changes and the Definition of Disaster," 177~94- Quite to the contrary, the creativity of the Hebrew theological and social responses to exile is partly appreciated by the reality of these exilic events, as any modern "theology of exile" must be based on a sober reflection of the reality of the nations among whom such a renewed biblical theology of exile must be practiced.

Klein, Israel in Exile: A Theological Interpretation, OBT (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1979); P. R. Ackroyd, Exile and Restoration, OTL (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1968). , Exile; and Lester L. , Leading Captivity Captive: The Exile As History and Ideology, JSOTSup 278 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic, 1998). 15. Ackroyd, Exile and Restoration, esp. "The Exilic Age," 1-16. " Finally, consider the view of Bustenay Oded that the exiles were "certainly put to forced labor . . "17 Nevertheless, Oded observes, slave status is recognized in the Murashû documents.

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