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Everyday Law in Biblical Israel

Raymond WestbrookBruce Wells

Everyday Law in Biblical Israel

Raymond WestbrookBruce Wells

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Raymond Westbrook is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where he has taught for twenty years. He is a world-renowned expert on biblical law in its ancient Near Eastern context. He holds a law degree from Oxford, studied Hebrew Bible in Jerusalem, and earned a PhD in Assyriology from Yale.

- Publisher Authors Raymond Westbrook and Bruce 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 everyday life, addressing issues of family, property, contracts, and crimes. Westbrook and Wells explain these elements of Israelite life and law in the context of other laws from throughout the ancient Near East, providing readers with a broad understanding of their legal and social foundations.

- Publisher Raymond Westbrook and Bruce 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.

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About "Everyday Law in Biblical Israel"

Raymond Westbrook is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where he has taught for twenty years. He is a world-renowned expert on biblical law in its ancient Near Eastern context. He holds a law degree from Oxford, studied Hebrew Bible in Jerusalem, and earned a PhD in Assyriology from Yale.
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Authors Raymond Westbrook and Bruce 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 everyday life, addressing issues of family, property, contracts, and crimes. Westbrook and Wells explain these elements of Israelite life and law in the context of other laws from throughout the ancient Near East, providing readers with a broad understanding of their legal and social foundations.
- Publisher

Raymond Westbrook and Bruce 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.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Raymond Westbrook

Raymond Westbrook is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where he has taught for twenty years. He is a world-renowned expert on biblical law in its ancient Near Eastern context. He holds a law degree from Oxford, studied Hebrew Bible in Jerusalem, and earned a PhD in Assyriology from Yale.

Bruce Wells

Bruce Wellsis Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has written two books on biblical law.

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  • Catalogue Code 298444
  • Product Code 9780664234973
  • ISBN 0664234976
  • EAN 9780664234973
  • Pages 160
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2009
  • Dimensions 230 x 160 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.263kg

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