Everyday Law in Biblical Israel : An Introduction

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  • Copyright: 2009-09-22
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp

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Westbrook and Wells examine Old Testament legal materials that illustrate how ancient Israelites settled their grievances. This textbook is unique in exploring these legal materials as they relate to the issues of everyday life'┐┐family, property, contracts, and crimes'┐┐and providing readers with a broad understanding of their ancient legal and social foundations.

Author Biography

Raymond Westbrook was Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught for twenty years. He was a world-renowned expert on biblical law in its ancient Near Eastern context. Bruce Wells is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, and served as a Humboldt Research Fellow in Germany (2008-9). He is also the author of The Law of Testimony in the Pentateuchal Codes.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations of Cuneiform Law Codesp. vii
Time Line and Sources Chartp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Sourcesp. 9
Litigationp. 35
Status and Familyp. 53
Crimes and Delictsp. 69
Property and Inheritancep. 91
Contractsp. 107
Conclusionp. 129
Glossary of Legal Termsp. 135
Bibliographyp. 137
Indexp. 151
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