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The body as property : physical disfigurement in biblical law

Author: Sandra Jacobs
Publisher: London : T & T Clark, 2014.
Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies; Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies.
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The Body As Property indicates that physical disfigurement functioned in biblical law to verify legal property acquisition, when changes in the status of dependents were formalized. It is based on the reality the cuneiform script, in particular, was developed in Sumer and Mesopotamia for the purpose of record keeping: to provide legal proof of ownership where the inscription of a tablet evidenced the sale, or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jacobs, Sandra, author.
Body as property
(OCoLC)862091819
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Jacobs
ISBN: 9780567010506 0567010503
OCLC Number: 873833633
Description: 1 online resource.
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.

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