Heksenjacht of non-conformisme? De crisis rondom de gemengde huwelijken (Ezra 9-10)

Translated title of the contribution: Witch-hunt or non-conformism?: The Mixed Marriages Crisis in Ezra 9-10

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An extensive article on the mixed marriage crisis in Ezra 9-10 and Nehemiah 13. After an exegesis of the passages and a comparison with the laws in Deuteronomy and Leviticus, a variety of views on the background of the crisis is presented, from religious to sociologic. The role of ethnicity and gender is discussed, and also alternative suggestions like the 'witch-hunt' theory by David Janzen. In the end, the rather extreme stance of Ezra and Nehemiah is compared to other positions that can be found in the Old Testament.
Translated title of the contributionWitch-hunt or non-conformism?: The Mixed Marriages Crisis in Ezra 9-10
Original languageDutch
Article number1
Pages (from-to)6-19
Number of pages14
JournalKerk en Theologie
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020


  • Ezra
  • gender and bible
  • ethnicity


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