By Douglas A. Knight

From best outdated testomony pupil Douglas A. Knight comes the most recent quantity in WJK's Library of historic Israel sequence. utilizing socio-anthropological thought and archaeological facts, Knight argues that whereas the legislation within the Hebrew Bible are inclined to replicate the pursuits of these in strength, nearly all of historical Israelites—located in villages—developed their very own unwritten commonly used legislation to control habit and unravel criminal conflicts of their personal groups. This ebook contains quite a few examples from village, urban, and cult.

Volumes within the Library of old Israel draw on a number of disciplines—such as archaeology, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and literary criticism—to light up the standard realities and social subtleties those historical cultures skilled. This sequence employs subtle equipment that depict the truth of the folk in the back of the Hebrew Bible and translates those insights for a wide selection of readers.

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