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Theory and method in biblical and cuneiform law [electronic resource] : revision, interpolation and development / edited by Bernard M. Levinson.

Contributor(s): Levinson, Bernard M. (Bernard Malcolm).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 181.Publisher: Sheffield : Sheffield Academic, c1994Description: 1 online resource (207 p.).ISBN: 9780567353214 (electronic bk.); 0567353214 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Jewish law -- Methodology | Law (Theology) -- Biblical teaching | Law, Assyro-Babylonian -- Methodology | Law, Sumerian -- Methodology | Covenants | Jewish law | Law | Law (Theology) | Law, Ancient | Law, Assyro-Babylonian | Law, Sumerian | Code de l'Alliance -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Droit (Th�eologie) -- Enseignement biblique | Droit juif | Droit assyro-babylonien | Droit sum�erien | RELIGION -- Biblical Criticism & Interpretation -- Old Testament | Wetten | Spijkerschrift | Oude Testament | Law Related to ReligionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Theory and method in biblical and cuneiform law.DDC classification: 221.6 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Bernard M. Levinson -- What is the Covenant Code? / Raymond Westbrook -- The case for revision and interpolation with the biblical legal corpora / Bernard M. Levinson -- Some issues relating to the comparability of laws and the coherence of the legal tradition / Samuel Greengus -- Legal science and legislation / Martin J. Buss -- Ancient Near Eastern laws : continuity and pluralism / Sophie Lafont -- The anthropology of slavery in the Covenant Code / Victor H. Matthews -- A generic discrepancy in the Covenant Code / William Morrow -- Who is the evolutionist? / Dale Patrick -- Aspects of legal reforms and reformulations in ancient cuneiform and Israelite law / Eckart Otto.
Summary: The essays in this volume focus on two crucial topics that have been given short shrift in the contemporary debate on the composition and formation of the Pentateuch: (1) biblical law, and the development of Israelite legal institutions; (2) the significance of ancient Near Eastern law for developing a proper model for the composition and editorial history of the Pentateuch. To correct the imbalance, the focus of this volume is on whether the biblical and cuneiform legal corpora underwent a process of literary revision and interpolation that reflects legal, social, and theological development.
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Introduction / Bernard M. Levinson -- What is the Covenant Code? / Raymond Westbrook -- The case for revision and interpolation with the biblical legal corpora / Bernard M. Levinson -- Some issues relating to the comparability of laws and the coherence of the legal tradition / Samuel Greengus -- Legal science and legislation / Martin J. Buss -- Ancient Near Eastern laws : continuity and pluralism / Sophie Lafont -- The anthropology of slavery in the Covenant Code / Victor H. Matthews -- A generic discrepancy in the Covenant Code / William Morrow -- Who is the evolutionist? / Dale Patrick -- Aspects of legal reforms and reformulations in ancient cuneiform and Israelite law / Eckart Otto.

The essays in this volume focus on two crucial topics that have been given short shrift in the contemporary debate on the composition and formation of the Pentateuch: (1) biblical law, and the development of Israelite legal institutions; (2) the significance of ancient Near Eastern law for developing a proper model for the composition and editorial history of the Pentateuch. To correct the imbalance, the focus of this volume is on whether the biblical and cuneiform legal corpora underwent a process of literary revision and interpolation that reflects legal, social, and theological development.

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