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The Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible

John David Pleins

The Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible

John David Pleins

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Pleins presents a fullscale sociological study of the Hebrew Bible. He seeks to uncover the Bible's social vision by examining the biblical statements about social ethics within a framework provided by Israel's social institutions, the social locations of its actors, & the historical struggles for power & survival that are reflected in the transmission of the texts. Each major section of the Hebrew Bible is investigated through the lens of a representative scripture passage. This volume provides seminary & undergraduate students alike with a clear & comprehensive introduction to the Old Testament that also reveals a rich mosaic of social visions in ancient Israel.

- Publisher Plein's full-scale study of the Hebrew Bible uncovers the social vision of the Hebrew Bible. He examines the biblical statements about social ethics within a framework provided by Israel's social institutions, the social locations of its actors, and the historical struggles for power and survival that are reflected in the transmission of the texts. Each major section of the Hebrew Bible is investigated through the lens of a representative scripture passage. This clear and comprehensive introduction reveals the rich mosaic of social visions in ancient Israel.

- Publisher

J. David Pleins presents a sociological study of the Hebrew Bible, seeking to uncover its social vision by examining biblical statements about social ethics. He does this within the framework provided by Israel's social institutions, the social locations of its actors, and the historical struggles for power and survival that are reflected in the transmission of the texts.



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About "The Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible"

Pleins presents a fullscale sociological study of the Hebrew Bible. He seeks to uncover the Bible's social vision by examining the biblical statements about social ethics within a framework provided by Israel's social institutions, the social locations of its actors, & the historical struggles for power & survival that are reflected in the transmission of the texts. Each major section of the Hebrew Bible is investigated through the lens of a representative scripture passage. This volume provides seminary & undergraduate students alike with a clear & comprehensive introduction to the Old Testament that also reveals a rich mosaic of social visions in ancient Israel.
- Publisher

Plein's full-scale study of the Hebrew Bible uncovers the social vision of the Hebrew Bible. He examines the biblical statements about social ethics within a framework provided by Israel's social institutions, the social locations of its actors, and the historical struggles for power and survival that are reflected in the transmission of the texts. Each major section of the Hebrew Bible is investigated through the lens of a representative scripture passage. This clear and comprehensive introduction reveals the rich mosaic of social visions in ancient Israel.
- Publisher

J. David Pleins presents a sociological study of the Hebrew Bible, seeking to uncover its social vision by examining biblical statements about social ethics. He does this within the framework provided by Israel's social institutions, the social locations of its actors, and the historical struggles for power and survival that are reflected in the transmission of the texts.


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Meet the Author

John David Pleins

J. David Pleins is Professor of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, where he teaches courses in biblical studies and comparative ancient Near Eastern literature and mythology. He is the author of The Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible: A Theological Introduction (2001) and Psalms: Songs ofýTragedy, Hope, and Justice (1993).ý

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 194894
  • Product Code 0664221750
  • EAN 9780664221751
  • Pages 606
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2000
  • Sales Rank #20851
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 32 mm
  • Weight 0.800kg

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