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Inventing God's Law How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi



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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Basic Thesis and Background

Part I: Primary Evidence for Dependence: Sequential Correspondences and Date
2. The Casuistic Laws
3. The Apodictic Laws
4. Date and Opportunity for the Use of Hammurabi's and Other Cuneiform Laws

Part II: Compositional Logic of the Covenant Code
5. Debt-Slavery and the Seduction of a Maiden (Exodus 21:2-11; 22:15-16)
6. Homicide, Injury, Miscarriage, Talion (Exodus 21:12, 18-27)
7. Child Rebellion, Kidnapping, Sorcery, Bestiality, Illicit Sacrifice (Exodus 21:12-17; 22:17-19)
8. The Goring Ox and Negligence (Exodus 21:28-36)
9. Animal Theft, Crop Destruction, Deposit, and Burglary (Exodus 21:37-22:8)
10. Animal Injury, Death, and Rental (Exodus 22:9-14)
11. The Themes and Ideology of the Apodictic Laws (Exodus 20:23-26; 21:1; 22:20-23:19)
12. Redactional Growth in the Apodictic Laws and the Covenant Code's Relationship to the Exodus Narrative
13. Conclusions

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