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Divorce and remarriage in the Bible : the social and literary context

Author: David Instone-Brewer
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By looking closely at the biblical texts on divorce and remarriage in light of the first century Jewish and Greco-Roman world, this book shows that the original audience of the New Testament heard these teachings differently. Through a careful exploration of the background literature of the Old Testament, the ancient Near East, and especially ancient Judaism, David Instone Brewer constructs a biblical view of
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Instone-Brewer
ISBN: 0802849431 9780802849434
OCLC Number: 48662469
Description: xi, 355 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The ancient Near East : marriage is a contract --
The Pentateuch : the divorce certificate allows remarriage --
The later prophets : breaking marriage vows is condemned --
Intertestamental period : increasing rights for women --
Rabbinic teaching : increasing grounds for divorce --
Jesus' teaching : divorce on biblical grounds only --
Paul's teaching : biblical grounds include neglect --
Marriage vows : vows inherited from the Bible and Judaism --
History of divorce : interpretations in church history --
Modern reinterpretations : different ways to understand the biblical text --
Pastoral conclusions : reversing institutionalized misunderstandings.
Responsibility: David Instone-Brewer.

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Through a careful exploration of the background literature of the Old Testament, the ancient Near East and ancient Judaism, Instone-Brewer constructs a biblical picture of divorce and remarriage that  Read more...

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