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By William S. Morrow

ISBN-10: 0802868657

ISBN-13: 9780802868657

Informed, available textbook on legislations collections within the Pentateuch

during this e-book William Morrow surveys 4 significant legislations collections in Exodus–Deuteronomy and indicates how they each one enabled the folk of Israel to create and maintain a neighborhood of faith.

Treating biblical legislations as dynamic structures of proposal facilitating old Israel's efforts at self-definition, Morrow describes 4 varied social contexts that gave upward push to biblical legislation: (1) Israel on the holy mountain (the Ten Commandments); (2) Israel within the village meeting (Exodus 20:22–23:19); (3) Israel within the courts of the Lord (priestly and holiness principles in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers); and (4) Israel within the urban (Deuteronomy).

together with forthright dialogue of such debatable matters as slavery, revenge, gender inequality, non secular intolerance, and contradictions among our bodies of biblical legislation, Morrow's learn might help scholars and different severe readers make experience out of texts within the Pentateuch which are frequently obvious as obscure.

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