Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel

Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel

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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 descriptionchAPter 5 Law in the Villages India lives in her 700, 000 villagesa¬Ä¬Ēobscure, tiny, out-of-the-way villages, where the population in some cases ... Jerusalem Biblical Studies, 7 (Jerusalem: Simor, 1996); Victor H. Matthews and Don C. Benjamin, Social World ofAncient Israel, ... For comparable recent portrayals of social life in Mesopotamia, see Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat, Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia anbsp;...

Title:Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel
Author: Douglas A. Knight
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press - 2011

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