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By Daniel Smith-Christopher

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

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33 In an academic forum where the historical image of Cyrus was examined again, R. J. van der Spek repeats the older view and then takes issue with it on the basis of the historical sources: In modern literature he is praised as an innovator who ruled an empire in a new way, and exercised religious tolerance and liberality towards the subjugated. This policy would have contrasted very favourably with the attitude of the Assyrian kings, who were notorious for their cruelty, their mass deportation and their imposition of Assyrian cults This contrasting view, however, is quite incorrect.

Van der Spek repeats the older view and then takes issue with it on the basis of the historical sources: In modern literature he is praised as an innovator who ruled an empire in a new way, and exercised religious tolerance and liberality towards the subjugated. This policy would have contrasted very favourably with the attitude of the Assyrian kings, who were notorious for their cruelty, their mass deportation and their imposition of Assyrian cults This contrasting view, however, is quite incorrect.

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