The Old Testament and Ethics: A Book-by-Book Survey

The Old Testament and Ethics: A Book-by-Book Survey


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The acclaimed Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (DSE), written to respond to the movement among biblical scholars and ethicists to recover the Bible for moral formation, offered needed orientation and perspective on the vital relationship between Scripture and ethics. This book-by-book survey of the Old Testament features key articles from the DSE, bringing together a stellar list of contributors to introduce students to the use of the Old Testament for moral formation. It will serve as an excellent supplementary text. The stellar list of contributors includes Bruce Birch, Mark Boda, William Brown, Stephen Chapman, Daniel Harrington, and Dennis Olson.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801049354
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Joel B. Green (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is dean of the School of Theology and professor of New Testament interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Jacqueline E. Lapsley (PhD, Emory University) is associate professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.

Table of Contents


Introduction Joel B. Green
1. Overview
Ethics in Scripture Allen Verhey
Scripture in Ethics: Methodological Issues Bruce C. Birch
Old Testament Ethics M. Daniel Carroll R.
2. Pentateuch
Ethics of Torah Dennis T. Olson
Genesis Dennis T. Olson
Exodus Dennis T. Olson
Leviticus Robin C. McCall
Holiness Code Robin C. McCall
Numbers Dennis T. Olson
Deuteronomy Dennis T. Olson
3. Historical Books
Ethics of Deuteronomistic History Stephen B. Chapman
Joshua L. Daniel Hawk
Judges L. Daniel Hawk
Ruth Jacqueline E. Lapsley
1-2 Samuel Bruce C. Birch
1-2 Kings Craig Vondergeest
1-2 Chronicles Ralph W. Klein
Ezra Michael W. Duggan
Nehemiah Michael W. Duggan
Esther Linda Day
4. Wisdom and Psalms
Ethics of Wisdom Literature Leo G. Perdue
Job Choon-Leong Seow
Psalms Joel M. LeMon
Proverbs Timothy J. Sandoval
Ecclesiastes Eunny P. Lee
Song of Songs Chip Dobbs-Allsopp
5. Prophets
Isaiah Eunny P. Lee
Jeremiah Else K. Holt
Lamentations Chip Dobbs-Allsopp
Ezekiel Andrew Mein
Daniel Anathea Portier-Young
Hosea Brad E. Kelle
Joel D. N. Premnath
Amos M. Daniel Carroll R.
Obadiah D. N. Premnath
Jonah Barbara Green
Micah M. Daniel Carroll R.
Nahum D. N. Premnath
Habakkuk D. N. Premnath
Zephaniah D. N. Premnath
Haggai Mark J. Boda
Zechariah Mark J. Boda
Malachi D. N. Premnath
6. Deuterocanonical/Apocryphal Books
Ethics of the Deuterocanonical/Apocrypha Books David A. deSilva
Tobit Micah D. Kiel
Judith Daniel J. Harrington
Additions to Esther Daniel J. Harrington
Wisdom of Solomon Samuel L. Adams
Sirach (or Ecclesiasticus) Samuel L. Adams
Baruch Daniel J. Harrington
Letter of Jeremiah Daniel J. Harrington
Additions to Daniel Daniel J. Harrington
1 Maccabees Anathea Portier-Young
2 Maccabees Anathea Portier-Young
7. Selected Topics in Old Testament Ethics
Biblical Accounts of Creation William P. Brown
Dead Sea Scrolls Amy C. Merrill Willis
Ethics of Exile Daniel Smith-Christopher
Ethics of Priestly Literature Jacqueline E. Lapsley
Law Dennis T. Olson
Poetic Discourse and Ethics Chip Dobbs-Allsopp
Ten Commandments Jacqueline E. Lapsley

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