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The transformation of Torah from scribal advice to law [electronic resource] / Anne Fitzpatrick-McKinley.

By: Fitzpatrick-McKinley, Anne.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 287.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c1999Description: 1 online resource (200 p.).ISBN: 9780567134639 (electronic bk.); 0567134636 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Jewish law -- Methodology | Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. Pentateuch -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Jewish law | Law (Theology) | Bible. A.T. -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Code de l'Alliance -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Droit (Th�eologie) -- Enseignement biblique | Droit juif | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Oude Testament | Wet (gebod Gods) | Tora | Ontwikkeling (proces)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Transformation of Torah from scribal advice to law.DDC classification: 221.834 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 SOME RECENT APPROACHES TO OLD TESTAMENT LAW; Chapter 2 THE INDEPENDENCE OF LEGAL DEVELOPMENT; Chapter 3 THE LEGISLATIVE MODEL AND ITS ALTERNATIVES; Chapter 4 TORAH AND DHARMA: MORAL ADVICE OF SCRIBES; Chapter 5 FROM SACRED MORAL TEACHING TO LAW; Issues and Proposals; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: Recent discussion of biblical law sees it either as a response to socio-economic factors or as an intellectual tradition. In either case it is viewed as the product of elites that form an international community drawing on a common culture. This book takes that fundamental discussion a step further by proposing that 'law' is an inappropriate term for the biblical codes, and that they represent, rather, the 'moral advice' of scribes working independently of the legal framework and appealing to Yahweh as authority. Only by prolonged exegesis and through the transformation of Judaean religion doe.
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Originally submitted as the author's thesis (Ph. D), Trinity College Dublin, 1993.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-191) and indexes.

Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 SOME RECENT APPROACHES TO OLD TESTAMENT LAW; Chapter 2 THE INDEPENDENCE OF LEGAL DEVELOPMENT; Chapter 3 THE LEGISLATIVE MODEL AND ITS ALTERNATIVES; Chapter 4 TORAH AND DHARMA: MORAL ADVICE OF SCRIBES; Chapter 5 FROM SACRED MORAL TEACHING TO LAW; Issues and Proposals; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.

Recent discussion of biblical law sees it either as a response to socio-economic factors or as an intellectual tradition. In either case it is viewed as the product of elites that form an international community drawing on a common culture. This book takes that fundamental discussion a step further by proposing that 'law' is an inappropriate term for the biblical codes, and that they represent, rather, the 'moral advice' of scribes working independently of the legal framework and appealing to Yahweh as authority. Only by prolonged exegesis and through the transformation of Judaean religion doe.

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