Law, Society, and Religion: Essays in Memory of George E. Mendenhall

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Abstract

This edited volume covers covenant, law, and religion in the Bible, the ancient Near East, the New Testament, ancient Judaism, and Islam. Fully indexed and with plates of the Tel Tayinat version of the Esarhaddon succession treaty. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION, Bernard M. Levinson
GEORGE EMERY MENDENHALL: IN MEMORIAM (13 AUGUST 1916-5 AUGUST 2016), Herbert B. Huffmon
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ABBREVIATIONS
LAW AND COVENANT IN THE HEBREW BIBLE
BERNARD M. LEVINSON
Revisiting the “and” in Law and Covenant in the Hebrew Bible: What the Evidence from Tell Tayinat Suggests about the Relationship between Law and Religion in the Ancient Near East
JACOB L. WRIGHT
The Raison d’Etre of the Biblical Covenant: Assessing Mendenhall’s Emphasis on Kinship
JOEL S. BADEN
The Transformation of the Decalogue into Law and Covenant
REBECCA SCHARBACH WOLLENBERG
The Treasure Hunt for Biblical Origins: Or, Why Do We Need to Know Who Said What, When, and to Whom? [A Response]
LAW AND COVENANT IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST
DAVID P. WRIGHT
The Adaptation and Fusion of Near Eastern Treaty and Law in Legal Narrative of the Hebrew Bible
BRUCE WELLS
Temple Loyalty and the Loyalty Oath in the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods
HERBERT B. HUFFMON
Contrasting Jurisprudence in Ancient Near Eastern Suzerainty Treaties and Covenants
C. JAY CRISOSTOMO
Considering Law Collections, Covenants, and Contracts in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East [A Response]
LAW AND SCRIPTURE AFTER THE BIBLE
ISHAY ROSEN-ZVI
To See the Voices: Midrash and/as Revelation
CAROL BAKHOS
Covenantal Language in the Bible and Qur’an
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
AUTHOR INDEX
INDEX OF SCRIPTURE
OLD TESTAMENT/HEBREW BIBLE
SEPTUAGINT AND DEUTEROCANONICAL BOOKS
NEW TESTAMENT
INDEX OF OTHER ANCIENT SOURCES
ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN SOURCES
RABBINIC SOURCES
EARLY CHRISTIAN TEXTS
PLATES FOR LEVINSON'S”:REVISITING THE ‘AND’ IN LAW AND COVENANT”
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationRolling Hills Estates, California
PublisherWestern Academic Press
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)9780985614249, 0985614242
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameMaarav, 0149-5712 ; volume 24, nos. 1-2
No.1-2
Volume24
ISSN (Print)0149-5712
ISSN (Electronic)2836-7103

Bibliographical note

Levinson, Bernard M. (ed.). Law, Society, and Religion: Essays in Memory of George E. Mendenhall. Special double volume for Maarav: A Journal for the Study of the Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures 24: 1–2 (2020). 272 pages. ISBN 978-0-9856142-4-9.

Keywords

  • Biblical Law
  • Treaty
  • Covenant
  • Suzerainty
  • Exodus
  • Deuteronomy
  • Mendenhall, George A.
  • Cuneiform Law
  • Ancient Near Eastern Law
  • Jewish Law
  • rabbinic law
  • Tell Tayinat
  • Law and religion

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