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Oxford Handbook of Biblical Law (Pamela Barmash) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2019) 9780199392667
Oxford Handbook of Biblical Law (Pamela Barmash) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2019) 9780199392667
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Title: Oxford Handbook of Biblical Law

Author: Barmash, Pamela

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Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2019

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199392667

Volumes: 1; Pages: 560

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Major innovations have occurred in the study of biblical law in recent decades. The legal material of the Pentateuch has received new interest with detailed studies of specific biblical passages. The comparison of biblical practice to ancient Near Eastern customs has received a new impetus with the concentration on texts from actual ancient legal transactions.

The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Law provides a state of the art analysis of the major questions, principles, and texts pertinent to biblical law. The thirty-three chapters, written by an international team of experts, deal with the concepts, significant texts, institutions, and procedures of biblical law; the intersection of law with religion, socio-economic circumstances, and politics; and the reinterpretation of biblical law in the emerging Jewish and Christian communities. The volume is intended to introduce non-specialists to the field as well as to stimulate new thinking among scholars working in biblical law.

Table of Contents


Legal Institutions and Fundamental Concepts

Covenant, Jan Joosten

Social Justice, Roy E. Gane

Offences Against Human Beings in Public and Private Law, Ekkart Otto

Litigation: Trial Procedure, Jurisdiction, Evidence, Testimony, Eryl Wynn Davies

Women, Children, Slaves, and Foreigners, Hilary Lipka

Ritual Law: Sacrifice and Holy Days, Aryeh Amihay

Ritual Law: Priests, Purity, and the Sanctuary, Yitzhaq Feder

An Eye for an Eye and Capital Punishment, Herbert E. Huffmon

Legal Texts of the Bible

The Decalogue, Dalit Rom-Shiloni

The Book of the Covenant, Cynthia Edenburg

The Priestly Law, Reinhard Achenbach

Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic Feform, Anselm C. Hagedorn

Law and Narrative, Assnat Bartor

Determining the Date of the Legal Texts of the Hebrew Bible, Pamela Barmash

Law in the Canon of the Hebrew Bible

The Role of Law in the Formation of the Pentateuch and the Canon, Thomas Kazen

The Law and the Prophets, Stephen L. Cook

Law and the Wisdom Tradition, James L Crenshaw

The Legacy of the Ancient Near East Context of Biblical Law

Ancient Near Eastern Law Collections and Legal Forms and Institutions, Aaron Skaist

Ancient Near Eastern Treaties/Loyalty Oaths and Biblical Law, William S. Morrow

The Pre-Exilic Monarchy and the Law, Stephen C. Russell

Law in the Persian Period, Brandon J. Simonson and Alejandro F. Botta

The Late Second Temple Period and Beyond -- Reflections on Biblical Law Within Emerging Jewish Communities

Law in the Late Second Temple, John C. Collins

Judaism and Christianity: Diverging Paths in the Centuries after the Destruction of the Second Temple

The Bible and the Sources of Rabbinic Law, Avi Shveka

The Law and the Gospels, with Attention to the Relationship Between the Decalogue and the Sermon on the Mount/Plain, Richard C. Averbeck

Ethics and Moral Duties in Jewish Law, Jonathan Wyn Schofer

Paul and the Covenant, John W, Welch and Jacob Rennaker

Rabbinic Law, Leib Moscovitz

Ritual Law in Rabbinic Judaism, David Levine and Dalia Marx

Women, Children, and Slaves in Jewish Law, Catherine Hezser

Women, Children, Slaves, and the Law in the New Testament Period, Susan E. Hylen

Social Justice in Early Christianity, Maria E. Doerfler

Social Justice in Rabbinic Judaism, Tzvi Nocick

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