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Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible and Ethics

Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible and Ethics

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108461511
Number of Pages: 350
Published: 21/01/2021
The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible and Ethics offers an engaging and informative response to a wide range of ethical issues. Drawing connections between ancient and contemporary ethical problems, the essays address a variety of topics, including student loan debt, criminal justice reform, ethnicity and inclusion, family systems, and military violence. The volume emphasizes the contextual nature of ethical reflection, stressing the importance of historical knowledge and understanding in illuminating the concerns, the logic, and the intentions of the biblical texts. Twenty essays, all specially commissioned for this volume, address the texts' historical and literary contexts and identify key social, political, and cultural factors affecting their ethical ideas. They also explore how these texts can contribute to contemporary ethical discussions. The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible and Ethics is suitable for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in liberal arts colleges and universities, as well as seminaries.

C. L. Crouch (Fuller Theological Seminary, California)

C. L Crouch is the David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of War and Ethics in the Ancient Near East (2009), The Making of Israel (2014), Israel and the Assyrians (2014), An Introduction to the Study of Jeremiah (2017), and, with J. M. Hutton, Translating Empire (2019).

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