The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law: Two-Volume Set by Brent Strawn

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law: Two-Volume Set

EditorBrent Strawn

Hardcover | January 14, 2015

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (OEBL) provides the most up-to-date and extensive treatment of the Bible and law yet attempted, both updating and expanding the scope of previous scholarship in the field. In comprehensive overviews, scholars at the forefront of biblical studies andlaw address three foci: biblical law itself - its nature, collections, and genres; the ancient contexts of biblical law, throughout the ancient Mediterranean (ancient Near Eastern, Greco-Roman, and Early Jewish); and the afterlife and influence of biblical law in antiquity and in modernjurisprudence around the world. Essays include treatments of the Book of the Covenant, the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, Greek Law, and the Laws of Hammurapi, but also testimony and witness, property, ritual, rhetoric, gender, and sexual legislation.The two-volume Encyclopedia contains 130 entries ranging in length from 3,000 to 7,000 words. With bibliographic references and suggestions for further reading, each entry provides a thorough overview of the topic and serves as an entrance point to further original research for both seasonedscholars and beginning students. Given its full-orbed exploration of biblical law and its detailed summary of current scholarship, the OEBL is guaranteed to secure a privileged place in the history of biblical and legal scholarship.

About The Author

Brent A. Strawn is Professor of Old Testament at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, where he is also associated professor in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion. He is the author of What Is Stronger than a Lion? Leonine Image and Me...

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Title:The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law: Two-Volume SetFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1260 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:January 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199843309

ISBN - 13:9780199843305

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Editorial BoardEditorial and Production StaffList of ArticlesSeries IntroductionPrefaceAbbreviations Used in This WorkA-Z EntriesTopical Outline of ContentsDirectory of ContributorsIndex

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"The OEBL should reach a wide range of readers, considering the considerable interest in issues of Bible, Law and politics, especially in the USA. Readers looking for biblical texts about particular legal and religious issues, as well as those interested in the relationship between ancient andmodern law, will find it a useful resource." --James W. Watts, Syracuse University