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The signs of sin [electronic resource] : seriousness of offence in biblical law / Jonathan Burnside.

By: Burnside, Jonathan P. (Jonathan Patrick).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 364.Publisher: Sheffield : Sheffield Academic Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 282 p.).ISBN: 9780567346742 (electronic bk.); 0567346749 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Criminal law (Jewish law) | Law (Theology) -- Biblical teaching | Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Law (Theology) | Bible. A.T. -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Droit (Th�eologie) -- Enseignement biblique | RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ethics | Oude Testament | Wet (gebod Gods) | OvertredingenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Signs of sin.DDC classification: 241/.3 Other classification: 11.41 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of Figures; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 DETERMINING SERIOUSNESS OF OFFENCE IN BIBLICAL LAW; Chapter 2 THE WRATH OF GOD ON THE SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE: SERIOUSNESS OF OFFENCE AND DEUTERONOMY 21.18-21; Chapter 3 LINEAGE, TITLE AND THE BAREFOOT MAN: SERIOUSNESS OF OFFENCE AND DEUTERONOMY 25.5-10; Chapter 4 PROSTITUTION AND THE JEALOUSY OF GOD AND MAN: SERIOUSNESS OF OFFENCE IN LEVITICUS 21.9 AND DEUTERONOMY 22.20-21; Chapter 5 SIN, STATUS AND SACRIFICE: SERIOUSNESS OF OFFENCE AND LEVITICUS 4:1-35.
Summary: What makes one crime more serious than another, and why? This book investigates the problem of "seriousness of offence" in English law from the comparative perspective of biblical law. Burnside takes a semiotic approach to show how biblical conceptions of seriousness are synthesised and communicated through various descriptive and performative registers. Seven case studies show that biblical law discriminates between the seriousness of different offences and between the relative seriousness of the same offence when committed by different people or when performed in different ways. Re.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [254]-267) and indexes.

List of Figures; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 DETERMINING SERIOUSNESS OF OFFENCE IN BIBLICAL LAW; Chapter 2 THE WRATH OF GOD ON THE SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE: SERIOUSNESS OF OFFENCE AND DEUTERONOMY 21.18-21; Chapter 3 LINEAGE, TITLE AND THE BAREFOOT MAN: SERIOUSNESS OF OFFENCE AND DEUTERONOMY 25.5-10; Chapter 4 PROSTITUTION AND THE JEALOUSY OF GOD AND MAN: SERIOUSNESS OF OFFENCE IN LEVITICUS 21.9 AND DEUTERONOMY 22.20-21; Chapter 5 SIN, STATUS AND SACRIFICE: SERIOUSNESS OF OFFENCE AND LEVITICUS 4:1-35.

What makes one crime more serious than another, and why? This book investigates the problem of "seriousness of offence" in English law from the comparative perspective of biblical law. Burnside takes a semiotic approach to show how biblical conceptions of seriousness are synthesised and communicated through various descriptive and performative registers. Seven case studies show that biblical law discriminates between the seriousness of different offences and between the relative seriousness of the same offence when committed by different people or when performed in different ways. Re.

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