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An Introduction to Biblical Law

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Informed, accessible textbook on law collections in the Pentateuch

In this book William Morrow surveys four major law collections in Exodus–Deuteronomy and shows how they each enabled the people of Israel to create and sustain a community of faith.

Treating biblical law as dynamic systems of thought facilitating ancient Israel's efforts at self-definition, Morrow describes four different social contexts that gave rise to biblical law: (1) Israel at the holy mountain (the Ten Commandments); (2) Israel in the village assembly (Exodus 20:22–23:19); (3) Israel in the courts of the Lord (priestly and holiness rules in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers); and (4) Israel in the city (Deuteronomy).

Including forthright discussion of such controversial subjects as slavery, revenge, gender inequality, religious intolerance, and contradictions between bodies of biblical law, Morrow's study will help students and other serious readers make sense out of texts in the Pentateuch that are often seen as obscure.

Product Specifications

Author
William S. Morrow
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780802868657
EANList
  • 9780802868657
ISBN
0802868657
ItemDimensions
  • 890 hundredths-inches
  • 590 hundredths-inches
  • 80 hundredths-inches
Label
Eerdmans
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Eerdmans
NumberOfPages
286
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  • 902 hundredths-inches
  • 55 hundredths-pounds
  • 598 hundredths-inches
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1
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2017-05-12
Publisher
Eerdmans
Studio
Eerdmans
Title
An Introduction to Biblical Law
isbn-13-20
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