A Law Book for the Diaspora: Revision in the Study of the Covenant Code

Hardcover | September 15, 2002

byJohn Van Seters

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The foundation for all study of biblical law is the assumption that the Covenant Code is the oldest legal code in the Hebrew Bible and that all other laws are revisions of that code. This book sets forth the radical hypothesis that those laws in the covenant code that are similar toDeuteronomy and the Holiness Code are in fact later than both of these, and therefore can't be taken as the foundation of Hebrew Law.

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The foundation for all study of biblical law is the assumption that the Covenant Code is the oldest legal code in the Hebrew Bible and that all other laws are revisions of that code. This book sets forth the radical hypothesis that those laws in the covenant code that are similar toDeuteronomy and the Holiness Code are in fact later th...

John Van Seters is at University of North Carolina.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"The effect of the book is to overturn more than a century of critical scholarship and to call for a complete reassessment of the standard positions on the development of the Bible and the history of Israel. The argumentation is detailed, careful and meticulous; the scholarship is top-shelf.It builds a compelling and revolutionary case, the importance of which can hardly be overstated."--Steven L. McKenzie, Author of King David: A Biography