Law and narrative in the Bible and in neighbouring ancient cultures

Klaus-Peter Adam, Friedrich Avemarie, Dorit Felsch, Nili Wazana

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Law is not only conveyed in codified clauses; it is often featured as a pivotal topic in literary texts. Existing legal relationships can determine the historical or the fictive setting of a drama or a plot, narratives can propagate laws or demonstrate their inherent problems. Literature can be used as an integral part of a strategy to implement legally justified demands, it can aim at correcting or even at denouncing legal rules. The authors of this volume examine literary and functional texts from the bible, the Ancient Near East, early Judaism and classical anti
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTübingen
Number of pages414
ISBN (Electronic)1283541971, 3161508432, 3161521234, 9783161508431, 9786613854421
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameForschungen zum Alten Testament. 2. Reihe
PublisherMohr Siebeck

ULI publications

  • uli
  • Bible -- Comparative studies
  • Bible -- Criticism, Narrative
  • Bible -- Narrative criticism
  • Law (Theology) -- Biblical teaching
  • Law (Theology) -- New Testament teaching
  • Narrative criticism (Bible)
  • New Testament -- Acts -- Criticism, Narrative
  • New Testament -- Luke -- Criticism, Narrative


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