Call Number: BS1355.3 .W72
Publication Date: 1985
The author gives special attention to the perplexing scholarly problems associated with their form, structure, and literary history. Williamson also focuses on sections of these books commonly referred to as the "Ezra Memoir" and the "Nehemiah Memoir." He notes the specifically theological purpose of such sections, in which the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the Temple are defended against the enemies, and the leaders of Israel plead for recognition of their faithfulness to the commission given them by God through the Persian kings.