Exile and Suffering Author : Bob Becking Publisher : BRILL Total Pages : 280 Release : 2009 ISBN 10 : 9789004171046 ISBN 13 : 9004171045 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Exile and Suffering Book Description: At the fiftieth anniversary of the Old Testament Society of South Africa a conference was organized on the theme Exile and Suffering. This volume contains a selection of the papers presented. Focal questions are such themes as: What do we really know about the Exile? To what degree did suffering take place? How did the Ancient Israelites cope with the disaster? Where the ancinet traditions sufficient to deal with the Exile? Or did this period produce new forms of 'theology'? The significance of the Exile as a matrix for understanding suffering until this day is also dealt with.