This volume publishes the symposium papers of a joint conference held in Bochum, Germany in 1990 between the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, and the University of the Ruhr, Bochum. The aim of the conference was to show that the close cooperation of Jewish and Christian biblical scholars can help both sides to a deeper understanding of their common biblical heritage. This collection focuses in particular on the theme of “Justice and Righteousness.” This volume is also a Festschrift for Benjamin Uffenheimer, who was instrumental in forming the symposium.
Contributions to this volume:
“Land and Justice,” Shmuel Ahituv
“Measure for Measure in Talmudic Literature and the Wisdom of Solomon,” Yehoshua Amir
“The Jubilee Law—An Attempt at Instituting Social Justice,” Yairah Amit
“The Development of Some Laws in the Book of the Covenant,” Gershon Brin
“Theodicy in the Book of Qohelet,” Pin’has Carny
“Law and Ethics in the Hebrew Bible,” Ze’ev W. Falk
“The Impact of the Biblical Idea of Justice on Present Discussions of Social Justice,” Christopher Frey
“Observations on Some Recent Hypotheses Pertaining to Early Israelite History,” Siegfried Herrmann
“The Creativity of Theodicy,” Yair Hoffman
“Righteousness in Paul,” Gottfried Nebe
“Reflections about Social Justice within the Ecumenical Movement,” Konrad Raiser
“Righteousness as Order of the World: Some Remarks towards a Programme,” Henning Graf Reventlow
“Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto’s Thoughts against the Background of Theodicy Literature,” Rivka Schatz-Uffenheimer
“Theodicy and Ethics in the Prophecy of Ezekiel,” Benjamin Uffenheimer
“Justice and Righteousness: The Expression and its Meaning,” Moshe Weinfeld
Title: Justice and Righteousness: Biblical Themes and their Influence
Authors: Henning G. Reventlow and Yair Hoffman
Publisher: Sheffield Academic
Publication Date: 2009
About the Authors
Henning Graf Reventlow is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Exegesis and Theology, Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of the Ruhr, Bochum, Germany.
Yair Hoffman is an Emeritus Professor of Bible at Tel-Aviv University. He has published books on various biblical topics such as the Exodus, prophecies against foreign nations, Job, and Jeremiah.