Theory and Method in Biblical and Cuneiform Law: Revision, Interpolation and Development

Theory and Method in Biblical and Cuneiform Law: Revision, Interpolation and Development

by Bernard M. Levinson
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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. If so, what is the nature of this development and the evidence for it? If not, how are the textual phenomena otherwise to be explained? The contributors are Raymond Westbrook, Bernard M. Levinson, Samuel Greengus, Martin Buss, Sophie Lafont, Victor H. Matthews, William Morrow, Dale Patrick, and Eckart Otto. The volume will be of interest to students and specialists in biblical law, pentateuchal studies, and comparative legal history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850754985
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
5.71(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.63(d)

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