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The Book of the Covenant : a literary approach

Author: Joe M Sprinkle
Publisher: Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1994.
Series: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 174.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume offers a synchronic, literary reading of the final form of the laws of Exodus 20.22-23.19 (commonly, though inaccurately labelled "The Book of the Covenant"), in contrast with primarily source- and form-critical approaches commonly utilized in the past. The work seeks to demonstrate that this literary unit is much more coherent, more integrated into its narrative context, less in need of the positing of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sprinkle, Joe M.
Book of the Covenant.
Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1994
(DLC) 94213151
(OCoLC)30482999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe M Sprinkle
ISBN: 9780567588395 0567588394
OCLC Number: 277229618
Notes: A shortened version of the author's thesis (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 1990) under title: A literary approach to biblical law : Exodus 20:22-23:19.
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages).
Contents: Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 THE NARRATIVE FRAMEWORK OF EXODUS 20.22-23.33; The Intertwining of Narrative and Regulations in Exodus; The Chronological Sequence of Exodus 19-24; Rationale for the Non-Chronological Arrangement; ''The Book of the Covenant'' (Exodus 24.7); Exodus 20.22-23.33 and the Surrounding Narrative; Chapter 2 ON IMAGES AND ALTARS: EXODUS 20.22-26; Chapter 3 THE QUESTION OF SERVITUDE AND FREEDOM: EXODUS 21.2-11; Chapter 4 OFFENSES BY HUMANS AGAINST OTHER HUMANS: EXODUS 21.12-27; Some [Omitted] Offenses: Exodus 21.12-17. Other Offenses Involving Violence: Exodus 21.18-27Excursus: On the Impersonal Style of Exodus 21.18-22.16; Chapter 5 GORING OXEN AND DANGEROUS PITS: EXODUS 21.28-36; Chapter 6 THEFT AND DAMAGE OF PROPERTY: EXODUS 21.37-22.16; Punishments for A Thief: Exodus 21.37-22.3; Two Cases of Damage to Another''s Field: Exodus 22.4-5; Contracts of Bailment: Exodus 22.6-12; Injury to a Borrowed Animal: Exodus 22.13-14; Seduction of a Man''s Virgin Daughter: Exodus 22.15-16; Chapter 7 CULTIC REGULATIONS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: EXODUS 22.17-23.19. Cultic Matters I: Sorcery, Bestiality, Worship of Other Gods Condemned: Exodus 22.17-19Social Justice I: Oppression and Loans: Exodus 22.20-27; Cultic Matters II: Dedication to God, Firstfruits, Firstborn, and Holiness: Exodus 22.28-30; Social Justice II: Testimony in Court and an Enemy''s Beast: Exodus 23.1-9; Cultic Matters III: Sabbaths and Holidays: Exodus 23.10-19; Chapter 8 EVALUATION, OBSERVATIONS AND CONCLUSION; Exodus 20.22-23.19 and the Rest of the Pentateuch; Exodus 20.22-23.19 and Questions of Structure; The Alleged Insertion of a Law Code in Exodus 20.22-23.19; Conclusion.
Series Title: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 174.
Responsibility: Joe M. Sprinkle.

Abstract:

This volume offers a synchronic, literary reading of the final form of the laws of Exodus 20.22-23.19 (commonly, though inaccurately labelled "The Book of the Covenant"), in contrast with primarily source- and form-critical approaches commonly utilized in the past. The work seeks to demonstrate that this literary unit is much more coherent, more integrated into its narrative context, less in need of the positing of corruptions, secondary insertions, rearrangements or the like than has usually been recognized. The approach instead seeks to find authorial purpose in each case where sch.

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