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War and ethics in the ancient Near East : military violence in light of cosmology and history / C.L. Crouch.

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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Ethics in the Bible.
Military art and science > Middle East > History.
Violence > Religious aspects > Judaism.
War > Biblical teaching.
War > Religious aspects > Judaism.
Military art and science > Moral and ethical aspects.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9783110223521
  • ISBN: 311022352X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 245 pages).
  • Publisher: Berlin ; Walter de Gruyter, ©2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-231) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Ideology and the confrontation of cultures -- Assyrian cosmology -- Judahite and Israelite cosmology -- Ethics of the Assyrian élite -- Ethics of the Judahite and Israelite élite -- Ethics of the non-élite -- Developments in Assyrian ethics -- Developments in Judahite and Israelite ethics I -- Developments in Judahite and Israelite ethics II.
Summary: The monograph considers the relationships of ethical systems in the ancient Near East through a study of warfare in Judah, Israel and Assyria in the eighth and seventh centuries BCE. It argues that a common cosmological and ideological outlook generated similarities in ethical thinking, with kings℗þ military activities made morally imperative by their identification with a cosmic struggle against chaos. The research begins the discussion of ancient Near Eastern ethics outside of Israel and Judah and fills a scholarly void by placing Israelite and Judahite ethics within this context.
Language Note: In English.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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