These studies by an academic who is also a former practising lawyer seek to establish the principles of biblical law as represented in the Sinai traditions. Specific topics covered include adultery, family law, slavery, animals and wealth; respect for life and the general biblical moral tradition are also discussed. The collection also deals with wider issues of prophecy and law, the relationship of torah and mishpat (especially in relation to Second Isaiah), and laws in the book of Ruth, and includes a discussion of the place of biblical law in contemporary society.For without any return the wealthy had little incentive to lend to those already in financial difficulty. This would explain why Deuteronomic legislation had to remind Israelites of their duty to lend to their fellow citizens in need (Deut. 15.9).
|Title||:||Essays on Biblical Law|
|Publisher||:||A&C Black - 2002-12-15|