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A Theocratic Yehud?: Issues of Government in a Persian Province - Cataldo, Jeremiah W
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Among the variety of social-political reconstructions of Persian-period Yehud, one "consensus" stands out - one which states that the Jerusalem priesthood enjoyed a prominent level of authority, symbolized in the Jerusalem temple. Unfortunately, this leads easily into conclusions of a theocracy in Yehud. The problem, in part, is due to the immediate association of priests assumed to be authoritative with that of a theocratic governing structure. To address this problem, at least three aspects of Yehud's governing structure ...

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A Theocratic Yehud?: Issues of Government in a Persian Province 2019, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9780567692047

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