Everyday Law in Biblical Israel: An Introduction  -     By: Raymond Westbrook, Bruce Wells
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Everyday Law in Biblical Israel: An Introduction

Westminster John Knox Press / 2009 / Paperback

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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664234976
ISBN-13: 9780664234973
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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.

Author Bio

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, and wrote or edited several books. Bruce Wells is 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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“The best and most up-to-date introduction available to the theory and practice of law in biblical times.” — Patrick D. Miller, Princeton Theological Seminary

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