Law & Narrative in the Bible & in Neighbouring Ancient Cultures

Law & Narrative in the Bible & in Neighbouring Ancient Cultures

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Law & Narrative in the Bible & in Neighbouring Ancient Cultures by Klaus-Peter Adam

Law is not only conveyed in codified clauses; it is often featured as a pivotal topic in literary texts. Existing legal relationships can determine the historical or the fictive setting of a drama or a plot, narratives can propagate laws or demonstrate their inherent problems. Literature can be used as an integral part of a strategy to implement legally justified demands, it can aim at correcting or even at denouncing legal rules. The authors of this volume examine literary and functional texts from the bible, the Ancient Near East, early Judaism and classical antiquity. They choose from the fields of constitutional law, litigation, family law, property and inheritance law, damages, punishment, privilege and maintenance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783161508431
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Publication date: 09/05/2012
Series: Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2.Reihe Series , #54
Pages: 414

About the Author

Klaus-Peter Adam, Born 1965; studied Protestant Theology in Berlin, Tubingen, Munchen; 1999 PhD; 2005 Habilitation; Professor of Old Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.Friedrich Avemarie, 1960-2012; studierte Ev. Theologie und Antikes Judentum; 1995 Promotion; 2000 Habilitation; 2000-12 Professor fur Neues Testament an der Philipps-Universitat Marburg.Dorit Felsch, Geboren 1979; Studium der Evangelischen Theologie in Tubingen und Leipzig; 2010 Promotion; Vikarin der Evangelischen Kirche im Rheinland in Wuppertal.Nili Wazana, Born 1962; Senior Lecturer in the Departments of Bible and History of the Jewish People and Contemporary Judaism at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

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