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Law, power, and justice in ancient Israel

Author: Douglas A Knight
Publisher: Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2011.
Series: Library of ancient Israel.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Using socio-anthropological theory and archaeological evidence, Knight argues that while the laws in the Hebrew Bible tend to reflect the interests of those in power, the majority of ancient Israelites--located in villages--developed their own unwritten customary laws to regulate behavior and resolve legal conflicts in their own communities. This book includes numerous examples from village, city, and cult. --from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas A Knight
ISBN: 9780664221447 0664221440
OCLC Number: 704378053
Description: xxi, 305 p. : 24 cm.
Contents: Israelite law and biblical law --
The power of law --
The law of power --
Speaking and writing law --
Law in the villages --
Law in the cities and the states --
Law in the cult.
Series Title: Library of ancient Israel.
Responsibility: Douglas A. Knight.

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Using socio-anthropological theory and archaeological evidence, Knight argues that while the laws in the Hebrew Bible tend to reflect the interests of those in power, the majority of ancient Israelites--located in villages--developed their own unwritten customary laws to regulate behavior and resolve legal conflicts in their own communities. This book includes numerous examples from village, city, and cult. --from publisher description
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"Highly recommended for those concerned about the intersection of law and power in ancient Israel." Gale A. Yee, Nancy W. King Professor of Biblical Studies, Episcopal Divinity School "Building Read more...

 
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