In addition, Brenner maintained that he recognized no essential difference between the two religions ("I see no fundamental difference between the ascetic and subjugated worldview of the prophet from Anathoth (23) and the prophet from Nazareth").
When told by God that he would be asked to redeem his cousin Hanamel's field in Anathoth, and after a confrontation with Hanamel himself, Jeremiah was skeptical as to the practicality of such a transaction when the entire land of Judah was soon to be conquered by the Babylonians (Jer.
We see multiple instances of property transactions in the Scriptures--such as when Abraham purchased a plot of land in which to bury Sarah and when the Lord instructed Jeremiah to buy the field in Anathoth and preserve the deed in a clay pot.
Hagan here is like the priest Abiathar, whom Solomon thrust out from being priest in Jerusalem, and banished to house-arrest in his birthplace in Anathoth, though it is Carlo who thinks he is being sent back to work in his native Nevada, after a kind of house-arrest like Shimei's in Jerusalem.
In generally chronological order, they discuss such matters as Joshua son of Nun and the presentation of a prophet, themes in the Book of Judges, prophecy and theodicy, point of view and point of standing in the prophetic books, the poetry of creation, the beginning of the end of the world in the Hebrew Bible, Jeremiah and the Levitical priest of Anathoth, portraying prophetic experience and tradition in Ezekiel, the social locations of Amos, and Jonah and the uses of parody.
163) argues that large numbers of Levites at the high places outside of Jerusalem, plus the Aaronide priests residing at Bethel, and the great majority of the Abiatharides living in Anathoth would all have been spared and would have officiated at the ruined temple in Jerusalem after the Zadokite priesthood was deported.