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  • adj. Having the characteristics of exile

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to exile or banishment; specifically, belonging to the period of the exile of the Jews to Babylon.


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  • About 3 m. west of Bagdad, on the Euphrates road, in or by a grove of trees, stands the shrine and tomb of Nabi Yusha or Kohen Yusha, a place of monthly pilgrimage to the Jews, who believe it to be the place of sepulture of Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest at the close of the exilian period.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • Much stress is laid upon this and other seeming discrepancies to conclude that the description of the tabernacle found in Ex., xxv-xxxi, xxxix-xl, is the work of post-exilian authors of the Priestly Code.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • True, the chronicler, who lived in the post-exilian epoch, says of the Ark (II Par., v, 9) that "it was been there unto this day".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • [36] As distinguished from the pre-exilian people.

    The Sceptics of the Old Testament: Job - Koheleth - Agur

  • At all times, then, the sacrificial worship of Israel existed, and had great importance attached to it, but in the earlier period it rested upon custom, inherited from the fathers, in the post-exilian on the law of Jehovah, given through Moses.


  • In truth it is, quite on the contrary, a proof of the post-exilian date of the Priestly Code that it makes sons of Aaron of the priests of the central sanctuary, who, even in the traditional understanding (2Chronicles xiii. 10), are in one way or other simply the priests of


  • The material of tradition seems broken up in an extraneous medium, the spirit of post-exilian Judaism.


  • In Chronicles this is clericalised in the taste of the post-exilian time, which had no feeling longer for anything but cultus and torah, which accordingly treated as alien the old history (which, nevertheless, was bound to be a sacred history), if it did not conform with its ideas and metamorphose itself into church history.


  • In authors of a certainly pre-exilian date tbe word occurs only twice, both times in a perfectly general sense.


  • This is seen from 2Samuel vii., a section with whose historicity we have here nothing to do, but which at all events reflects the view of a pre-exilian author.



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