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Essays on Halakhah in the New Testament (Bernard S Jackson) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2007) 9789004162730
Essays on Halakhah in the New Testament (Bernard S Jackson) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2007) 9789004162730
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Title: Essays on Halakhah in the New Testament

Author: Jackson, Bernard S

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2007

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004162730

Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 266

List Price in Cloth: $162.00 Our price: $136.99

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The texts of the New Testament have long been understood to require interpretation in the light of the Hebrew Bible, Qumran and other postbiblical literary and documentary sources. Conversely, they provide an invaluable source for the reconstruction of halakhah in the late Second Commonwealth period. These essays illustrate the complexity of the inter-relationships, and the methodological issues which arise: the "legal" content of the texts cannot be separated from the intertextualities of Jewish theology. The topics cover letter and spirit, prophecy and law, forgiveness, the accounts of Jesus' "trial(s)", the evidence required for legal and theological claims, shepherding images, disinheritance (the prodigal son), marriage and divorce.Table of contentsAbbreviationsPreface1. Historical Observations on the Relationship between Letter and Spirit2. The Prophet and the Law in Early Judaism and the New Testament3. The Trials of Jesus and Jeremiah4. Testes Singulares in Early Jewish Law and the New Testament5. Susanna and the Singular History of Singular Witnesses6. The Jewish Background to the Prodigal Son: An Unresolved Problem7. Risk-Taking Shepherds8. "Holier than Thou"? Marriage and Divorce in the Scrolls, the New Testament and Early Rabbinic SourcesBibliographyIndex of SourcesIndex of AuthorsGeneral Index
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