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Created equal : how the Bible broke with ancient political thought

Author: Joshua Berman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Created Equal, Joshua Berman engages the text of the Hebrew Bible from a novel perspective-as a document of social and political thought. He proposes that the Pentateuch can be read as the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Berman
ISBN: 9780199832408 0199832404
OCLC Number: 918970041
Notes: Publié à l'origine en 2008.
Description: xiv, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Abbreviations ; Introduction ; Chapter One: Egalitarian Theology: The Commoner's Upgrade from King's Servant to Servant King ; Chapter Two: Egalitarian Politics: Constitution, Class, and the Book of Deuteronomy ; Chapter Three: Egalitarianism and Assets: God the Economist ; Chapter Four: Egalitarian Technology: Alphabet, Text, and Class ; Chapter Five: Egalitarianism and the Evolution of Narrative: The Rescue of Moses (Exodus 2:1-10) and the Sargon Legend Compared ; Conclusion: Egalitarianisms Ancient and Modern ; Notes ; Select Bibliography ; Index of Scriptural References ; Subject Index
Responsibility: Joshua A. Berman.

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for the gutsiness of his intellectual convictions and for playing a major role in bringing the harvest of biblical scholarship to a much broader audience, we are in Joshua Berman's debt. * Bernard M. Read more...

 
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