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 Egalitarian Theology: The Commoner's Upgrade from King's Servant to Servant King

Joshua A. Berman

in Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter contains the argument that drives the rest of the book. The rejection of hierarchy is rooted in a major theological shift. Social and political hierarchy in the ancient Near East ... More


Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Joshua A. Berman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This book proposes a new approach to the Pentateuch’s narrative and legal inconsistencies that scholars have taken as signs of fragmentation and competing agendas. Recent studies of the scribal ... More


Diverging Accounts within the Kadesh Inscriptions of Ramesses II

Joshua A. Berman

in Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

Egyptologists have long noted that Ramesses II commissioned three conflicting versions of the battle of Kadesh to be inscribed together at various monumental sites. This chapter lays out the multiple ... More


Divergent Histories between Original and Renewal Treaties in Hittite Diplomatic Literature

Joshua A. Berman

in Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

As Hittite kings communicated with their vassals, they routinely recounted the history of their relationship between the two kingdoms. Strikingly, the record reveals that each communication brought ... More


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