This quantity had its origins in a consultation awarded to the Society of Biblical Literature in Washington in 2006 on the way to learn the legacy of Peter Ackroyd to the sphere of bible study. Ackroyd's paintings stretched over a variety of issues inside religious study, significantly learn of prophetic literature and paintings on exile and recovery. This quantity fairly focuses upon his paintings at the latter. when the current paintings is based upon the papers given on the consultation it is also numerous essays solicited hence which extra serve to attract the contributions jointly right into a becoming tribute to a pioneer in his field.
The contributions take account of Ackroyd's method of the subject of exile and recovery, focusing mostly upon the examine of Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronciles. As a short flavour, Bob Becking examines the epigraphic facts in regards to the combined marriage hindrance Ezra-Nehemiah. Joe Blenkinsopp seeks to discover the ‘Sons of Aaron' sooner than the fifth Century in a desirable essay focusing which choices up the paintings of R.H. Kennett over a century in the past. one of the different wonderful participants are John Bergsma, Eric Myers and Jill Middlemass.