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Biblical Natural Law: A Theocentric and Teleological Approach

Matthew Levering

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535293
eISBN:
9780191715839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535293.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book serves as an introduction to natural law theory. The Introduction proposes that natural law theory makes most sense in light of an understanding of a loving Creator. The first chapter then ... More


Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Cheryl Anderson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195305500
eISBN:
9780199867028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305500.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) accept slavery, and Deuteronomy 22 requires a single female who has been raped to marry her rapist. Biblical laws, including these two examples, continue to influence ... More


The Character of Biblical Law

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Making sense of biblical law from the distance of the 21st century means being aware of the “presupposition pool” of biblical Israel, especially in relation to law and its social practice. It shows ... More


God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Jonathan Burnside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Biblical law has long been seen as the foundational text of Western legal civilization. But what is the real meaning of the lex talionis and what, really, are the Ten Commandments? This book looks at ... More


Introduction: The Basic Thesis and Background

David P. Wright

in Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This introduction provides an overview to the comparative study of the Covenant Code and Mesopotamian law, particularly the Laws of Hammurabi. It provides a summary of the argument of the book and ... More


Minding the Gap: Paul

Christine Hayes

in What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores a sharply contrasting response to the cognitive dissonance engendered by the incongruity between biblical and classical notions of divine law. This response distinguished ... More


Michaelis, Moses, and the Recovery of the Bible

Michael C. Legaspi

in The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394351
eISBN:
9780199777211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394351.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes Michaelis’s efforts to remake the figure of Moses and reexamine biblical law. Michaelis was not alone among early modern interpreters in wanting to reinterpret the significance ... More


Law in the Ninth Century: Jehoshaphat’s ‘Judicial Reform’

BERNARD S. JACKSON

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Chronicler attributes to Jehoshaphat of Judah (874–850 BCE) the appointment of royal judges in all the fortified cities of his kingdom, and the establishment of a central court in Jerusalem (2 ... More


A Law Book for the Diaspora: Revision in the Study of the Covenant Code

John Van Seters

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153156
eISBN:
9780199834785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153154.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The foundation for all scholarly study in biblical law is the shared assumption that the Covenant Code, as contained in Exodus 20:23–23:33, is the oldest code of laws in the Hebrew Bible and that all ... More


Lex Rex: Neoevangelicalism, Biblical Law, Dominion

Michael J. McVicar

in Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622743
eISBN:
9781469622767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622743.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses how Christian Reconstructionism had grown out of Rushdoony’s hostile relationship with the editors of Christianity Today, most notably Carl F. H. Henry, as he tried to ... More


Wisdom-Laws: A Study of the Mishpatim of Exodus 21:1–22:16

Bernard S Jackson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269311
eISBN:
9780191683596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269311.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This book offers fresh perspectives on the nature of biblical law and the methodology we bring to its study. We think of law as rules whose words are binding, used by the courts in the adjudication ... More


“A People Made Holy to the Lord”: Meals, Meat, and the Nature of Israel's Holiness in the Hebrew Bible

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter considers the Hebrew Bible's seemingly nonchalant attitude toward the food of foreigners. The Hebrew Bible emphasizes the distinction between “us” and “them”, and the superiority of ... More


‘For the judgment is God's’ (Deut. 1: 17): Biblical and Communal Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Aharon Shemesh

in Law and Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean: From Antiquity to Early Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199550234
eISBN:
9780191747199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550234.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Scholars of the Dead Sea Scrolls often compare and contrast ‘sectarian law’ as opposed to ‘biblical law’. This chapter argues that this differentiation was not upheld by Qumran sectarians with regard ... More


The Suspected Adulteress

Calum Carmichael

in Sex and Religion in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300153774
eISBN:
9780300153781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153774.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the importance of biblical law on the suspected adulteress. It explains the reasons why the law relating to sexual adulteress has received so much attention. First, the topic ... More


The History of the Legal-Religious Hermeneutics of the Book of Deuteronomy from the Assyrian to the Hellenistic Period

Eckart Otto

in Law and Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean: From Antiquity to Early Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199550234
eISBN:
9780191747199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550234.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter analyses the transformation of biblical law into Torah in both historical and literary perspective. It traces and illuminates the difficult literary history of Deuteronomy from its ... More


Legal Revision in the Torah Law Collections: Supersessionist or Complementary?

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/9780190658809.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter assesses the state of the field concerning the mechanics of legal revision among the Torah’s four codes of law. Classically, scholars of biblical law assumed that as jurists redrafted ... More


Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Yaacov Deutsch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756537
eISBN:
9780199950201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines Christian ethnographic writing about the Jews in early modern Europe, offering a systematic historical analysis of this literary genre and arguing its importance for better ... More


“But He Indeed Will Rule Over You”: Violence and the Personhood of Women in Ancient Israel

T. M. Lemos

in Violence and Personhood in Ancient Israel and Comparative Contexts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198784531
eISBN:
9780191827006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784531.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter argues that women, like foreigners, were subject to having their personhood erased by those who were dominant over them. The chapter begins with an assessment of whether women were ... More


The Pivotal Characterization: Ancient Law as Non-Statutory Law

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/9780190658809.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

Scholars of biblical law have long seen the inconsistencies among the law corpora of the Pentateuch as signs of schools and communities in conflict. This chapter offers an introductory foundation for ... More


Blending Discordant Laws in Biblical Narrative

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/9780190658809.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter highlights a peculiar phenomenon in biblical literature outside of the Pentateuch: a biblical writer will invoke iterations of a given law from two or more of the Pentateuch’s four ... More


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