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- adj. Of or pertaining to exile
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to exile or banishment, esp. to that of the Jews in Babylon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as exilian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to a period of exile (especially the exile of the Jews known as the Babylonian Captivity)
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Ruth, another book that is commonly, though less confidently, dated post-exilic, also features fresh international bonding.
In the book of Jonah, which most scholars consider post-exilic, God showers compassionate forgiveness on sinners in the faraway city of Nineveh.
Now Israel and its leaders must boldly pursue its inherent, often unexpected, wisdom to dismiss with conviction and fortitude national leaders who demand their exilic state and to finally take its rightful place as the nation from whom other nations are inspired.
In the post-exilic period, there has been dispute between Samaritans and Judahites/Judeans/Jews about Mount Gerizim vs. Jerusalem (see John 4 in the NT) as the appropriate cultic site.
There was also a Jewish temple in Elephantine in the post-exilic period.
These post-exilic passages also feature more internationally communal language than pre-exilic scripture, and mention not just God's covenant with Israel but "an everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."
The top two were glamorously exilic, highly photogenic, eminently stern of artistic purpose.
As the final book of Jeremiah is post-exilic e.g. esp.
YHWH and names with a yahwistic theophoric element are found in pre-exilic Judean inscriptions, incidentally.
This would agree with the dominant scholarly view that the Priestly material dates from the exilic or post-exilic period.