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Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel

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From leading Old Testament scholar Douglas A. Knight comes this volume in the Westminster John Knox Library of Ancient Israel series. 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.

  • Title: Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel
  • Author: Douglas A. Knight
  • Edition: First edition
  • Series: Library of Ancient Israel
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Print Publication Date: 2011
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jewish law; Jews › Social life and customs--To 70 A.D
  • ISBN: 9780664221447
  • Resource ID: LLS:LWPWRJSTNCNTSRL
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2016-10-10T16:58:41Z

Douglas A. Knight, Professor of Hebrew Bible, earned the Dr.theol. at Georg-August-University, Germany. Drawing especially on sociohistorical approaches and ideological criticism, he focuses interests within Hebrew Bible studies on the social and political world of the first millennium BCE, the legal traditions, the historical and prophetic literature, ethics, and the history of biblical interpretation. He has been active in the Society of Biblical Literature and is co-founder and steering committee member of the Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives (ETANA). Major awards have come from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Program, the National Science Foundation, and the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. At Vanderbilt University he is director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture. His lecturing has taken him across the United States and to Germany, Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Israel, Japan, and China. The author and editor of numerous books and articles, he currently serves as general editor of the series “Library of Ancient Israel.†At present he is completing a book entitled Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel (Westminster John Knox Press) and is working on a commentary on the book of Joshua for the New Cambridge Bible Commentary series (Cambridge University Press).

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