Politics in the Hebrew Bible

Politics in the Hebrew Bible

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In Politics in the Hebrew Bible: God, Man, and Government, Kalman J. Kaplan and Matthew B. Schwartz offer a genre-straddling examination of the political themes in the Jewish Bible. By studying the political implications of 42 biblical stories (organized into the categories Social Order, Government and Leadership, Domestic Relations, Societal Relations, Morale and Mission, and Foreign Policy), the authors seek to discern a cohesive political viewpoint embodied by the Jewish Bible.A case in point is the Biblea#39;s first story of an attempt at centralized government, the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11). ... Let nations and people develop their individualities within the guidelines of Goda#39;s instructions which provide the glue allowing constructive differentiation. Significantly, the American Declaration of Independence has grounded the creation of the United States in a transcendent Creator. We holdanbsp;...

Title:Politics in the Hebrew Bible
Author:Matthew B. Schwartz, Kalman J. Kaplan
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2013-09-05


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