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Reading Law

Author : James W. Watts
ISBN : 9780567193339
Genre : Religion
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Watts here argues that conventions of oral rhetoric were adapted to shape the literary form and contents of the Pentateuch. The large-scale structure-stories introducing lists of laws that conclude with divine sanctions-reproduces a common ancient strategy for persuasion. The laws' use of direct address, historical motivations and frequent repetitions serve rhetorical ends, and even the legal contradictions seem designed to appeal to competing constituencies. The instructional speeches of God and Moses reinforce the persuasive appeal by characterizing God as a just ruler and Moses as a faithful scribe. The Pentateuch was designed to persuade Persian-period Judaeans that this Torah should define their identity as Israel.
Category: Religion
Reading the Law
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: J. G. McConville, Karl Möller
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-11-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

The book is a Festschrift for Prof. Gordon Wenham. Its chosen theme is intended to reflect his central interests in his long career of writing on the Old Testament, in which he has exemplified the highest standards of scholarship, but also written for practitioners of biblical interpretation. The topic of
Study Guide for Reading the Bible the Law
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Thomas Stanley Jr.
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-07 - Publisher: iUniverse

Many people don’t take the Bible off the shelf and open it up and read it because they say they don’t understand what it says. When you study the Bible with this book, even if you haven’t ever read or studied the Word of God before; it will help you
Reading the Present in the Qumran Library
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Kristin De Troyer, Armin Lange
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

How did ancient scribes interpret their own reality by means of scriptural exegesis? The essays in this volume explore this question from various perspectives by examining the earliest known exegetical texts of Jewish origin, namely, the exegetical texts from the Qumran library. Scholars have debated the precise nature of the
Reading for the Law
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Christine L. Krueger
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-15 - Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Taking her title from the British term for legal study, "to read for the law," Christine L. Krueger asks how "reading for the law" as literary history contributes to the progressive educational purposes of the Law and Literature movement. She argues that a multidisciplinary "historical narrative jurisprudence" strengthens narrative legal
Deciding Communication Law
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Susan Dente Ross
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-05-20 - Publisher: Routledge

This clearly written and well-focused volume combines concise decisions of the primary areas of communication law with the foundational case decisions in those domains. Thus, in one volume, students of communication law, constitutional law, political science, and related fields find both the key rulings that define each area of law