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Law and ideology in monarchic Israel / edited by Baruch Halpern and Deborah W. Hobson.

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Subject: Bible. A.T. > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Jews > History > 1200-953 B.C.
Israel > Antiquities.
Droit juif > Histoire.
Judaïsme > Histoire > Jusqu'à 70.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567378392
  • ISBN: 056737839X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (235 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1991.

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General Note: "Essays ... delivered and submitted ... in 1986-87 as part of the first annual York University Seminar for Advanced Research. They thus constitute part of the Gerstein Lectures at York University for 1987"--Foreword.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword; Jerusalem and the Lineages in the seventh Century BCE: Kinship and the Rise of Individual Moral Liability; The Function of the Law in the Development of Israel's Prophetic Traditions; Deuteronomy 13: The Suppression of Alien Religious Propaganda in Israel during the Late Monarchical Era; Index of References; Index of Authors; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Summary: Three major essays by Baruch Halpern, Brian Peckham and Paul E. Dion deal with traumatic changes in Israelite culture, in particular the transition from the traditional culture of Israel in Iron Age IIA (tenth-ninth centuries) to a new, more widely literate culture in the eighth-seventh centuries BCE. These essays throw into relief changes in legal, political and religious culture in Judah in the last 150 years of its independence. Their combined implications for the origins of Western law and civilization, and for the models from which Reformation and Enlightenment political theory were drawn.
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