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A historical-critical study of the book of Zephaniah by Ehud Ben Zvi

By Ehud Ben Zvi

Famous historical-critical student Ehud Ben Zvi analyzes each verse of the e-book of Zephaniah, reconstructing the ancient context of its composition, picking out its authorship, and contemplating how its unique viewers could have interpreted its message.

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Ribera Florit: 130-31). There is also a clear attempt in the Tg. Neb. , Tg. Zeph 1:7, 18; 2:5; see Ribera Florit: 131). » "rapm p i » os in Tg Zeph 3:12 is worth noting, both from a sociological point of view and from the point of view of the Ebed-YHWH traditions. Both the date of Targum Jonathan and the date of the traditions included in it are moot points in modern research. 419/20), Cyril of Alexandria (d. 428). That is, three representatives of different schools and lines of thought in the early Church.

3 6 Cf. Hosea thirty-six, Joel four, Amos thirteen, Jonah three, Micah thirteen, Habakkuk thirteen, Haggai nine, Zechariah thirty-seven, Malachi twenty-five. See O. Fiebig, Corpus Dissertationum Theologicarum (Lipsiae: T. O. Weigel, 1847, rep. R. Grüner, 1971) 269-70. , consider, vatic. , de Cemarim 2 Reg XXVII,5. Hos X,5. Zeph 1,4, Brem. , de Gaza derel. futura. 4, Lips. , de animal, quor. T. Cap ΠΙ Zephaniae versio et nova ejusd. versum 18 expon, ratio, Gorlic 1811. One may add that in 1818 DA.

For the contrary opinion, see Christensen: 681-82. Cf. P. Smith: 225-230, Taylor: 1009, Edler: 54-56,67-69, 92, Krinetzki: 108-117 (he also provides a comparative analysis of the language of these verses), Pfeiffer: 601. , ca. 602 BCE. For Hyatt these announcements are among the main evidences for dating Zephaniah in the days of Jehoiakim (cf. Edens). It is noteworthy that Abrabanel (as well as Rashi, Radak) understood these oracles as grounded on the deeds of Moab and Amnion after the destruction of the Temple.

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