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Jacobs, Sandra, author.
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|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Contents:||List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 --
INTRODUCTION; 1.1. The Research Context and Questions; 1.2. Methodological Pre-Requisites; 1.3. Access to Cuneiform Law; 1.4. This Profile of the Comparative Method; Chapter 2 --
THE PRIESTLY REQUIREMENT OF CIRCUMCISION; 2.1. Egyptian and Western Semitic Precedents; 2.2. Circumcision and the Covenantal Promises to Abraham; 2.3. krt (as "Cut" or "Excision") in Genesis 17:14; 2.4. A Substitution Rite for Child Sacrifice?; 2.5. The Development of Circumcision as a Divine Seal. Chapter 3 --
TALION IN BIBLICAL LAW AND NARRATIVE3.1. Definitions and Parameters; 3.2. Talion: The Divine Prerogative; 3.3. The Requirement of Finite Talion; 3.4. Reflective Talion and the Biblical k'shr (ka'asher) Formulation; 3.5. Divine Retribution and the Representation of Human Remains; 3.6. Instrumental, Reflective and Symbolic Talion; 3.7. Key Features of the Talionic Principle Summarized; Chapter 4 --
LEGAL ACQUISITION:THE SLAVE AND ISRAEL'S CULT PERSONNEL; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. "Pierce his ear with an awl": Exodus 21:6 and Deuteronomy 15:16. 4.3. Marking the Israelite as the Property of His God4.4. The Priestly Consecration of Levites and Israelites; 4.5. The Gift of a Širku as "a Life for a Life"; Chapter 5 --
CONCLUSIONS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
|Series Title:||Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies; Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies.|
|Responsibility:||by Sandra Jacobs.|
This book succeeds in shedding light on a fascinating topic. The author engages very well with Mesopotamian evidence of different kinds and displays an impressive knowledge of later rabbinic