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Title: Glimpses of a Strange Land: Studies in Old Testament Ethics
Author: Rodd, Cyril
Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark; Publication Date: 2001
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780567087539
Volumes: 1; Pages: 384
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In this challenging book Cyril Rodd questions many of the assumptions that lie behind recent studies of Old Testament ethics. He views the 'strangeness' of the biblical world and wonders whether there is an Old Testament ethics in the modern sense of the word--finding rather that the Old Testament writers did not regard many of today's ethical dilemmas as problems at all.
Dr Rodd examines all the Old Testament writings on five ethical issues: the poor, war, treatment of animals, ecology and the position of women. He considers their validity and relevance for today and discusses the extent to which they can be referred to for authority--or for inspiration and guidance.
List of Abbreviations
1 Why Only Glimpses?
2 Ethics and Purity
3 Ethics and Honour
5 'Such a Thing Is Not Done in Israel'
6 Abraham's Question
7 The Imitation of God
8 The Ten Commandments
9 Coveting, Homicide and Intention
12 Lending at Interest
14 The Poor
19 How Did the Old Testament View What We Call Ethics?
20 The Old Testament and Ethics Today
Addendum: Walking with God
Books and Articles Referred to in the Text
Index of Subjects
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Biblical References