The Laws of Moses and the Code of Hammurabi (Classic Reprint)

The Laws of Moses and the Code of Hammurabi (Classic Reprint)

by Stanley A. Cook
     
 

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Semitic scholars, too, and especially students of biblical and post - biblical literature, will welcome the recovery of a monument which for its bearing upon the laws of the Old Testament exceeds in value even the discoveries of Babylonian creation-legends and deluge-myths.

The Code comes at a time when the

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Excerpt from The Laws of Moses and the Code of Hammurabi

Semitic scholars, too, and especially students of biblical and post - biblical literature, will welcome the recovery of a monument which for its bearing upon the laws of the Old Testament exceeds in value even the discoveries of Babylonian creation-legends and deluge-myths.

The Code comes at a time when the biblical world is being flooded with literature, scholarly and otherwise, dealing with the extent of Babylonian civilisation upon Israel. It is, therefore, a particularly opportune discovery, since a careful examination should enable the unprejudiced reader to determine how far - if at all - Israelite legislation was indebted to Babylonia. If the indebtedness is beyond dispute, then the influence of Babylonia must have been of the most deep-seated character; but if, on the other hand, the dependence of Israel upon the Babylonian Code is not proved, only the strongest arguments will allow us to accept those views in accordance with which Palestine had been saturated with Babylonian culture and civilisation centuries before Hebrew history took its rise.

As a preliminary to our account of the Code a few pages have been devoted in Chapter II. to a general consideration of Babylonia and Israel.

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ISBN-13:
9781330508282
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/30/2015
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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