Corporate responsibility, says Joel Kaminsky, is one of the most misunderstood aspects of Israelite religion. In Corporate Responsibility in the Hebrew Bible, he shows that in the Old Testament narrative the community as a whole is dependent on the actions committed by its individual members. The author explains that “not only is one responsible for one’s own behavior, but one must also actively prevent others from sinning.” This volume examines the history of scholarship on corporate identity in ancient Israel, demonstrates the persistence of corporate identity in ancient Israelite theology, explores the significance of corporate thinking in the Deuteronomistic history, and re-evaluates texts which are frequently cited by those who advocate biblical individualism.
In the Logos edition, all Scripture references in Corporate Responsibility in the Hebrew Bible link to the original language texts and the Bibles in your library. By employing Logos’ advanced search features, you can find the exact topics or passages you’re looking for. Whether you are encountering the cultural context of the Bible for the first time, or you’re working on advanced archaeological, historical, or textual research, the Logos edition is right for you.
- Theological reflections on the implications of corporate identity in Scripture
- Brief examination of the history of scholarship
- Bibliographical references and indexes
- Title: Corporate Responsibility in the Hebrew Bible
- Author: Joel S. Kaminsky
- Publisher: Sheffield
- Publication Date: 1995
- Pages: 222
About Joel S. Kaminsky
Joel S. Kaminsky is the director of the program in Jewish studies at Smith College. He has served as a visiting professor at Yale University, and an assistant professor in the religion departments of St. Olaf College, Muhlenberg College, Loyola University, and Whitman College. He is the author of Yet I Loved Jacob: Reclaiming the Biblical Concept of Election and the co-editor of Jews, Christians, and the Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures.