Oral Law of Ancient Israel (Coniectanea Biblica) (Paperback)

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Oral Law of Ancient Israel (Coniectanea Biblica) (Paperback)

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This book presents a new window on the legal system of Ancient Israel. Building on the understanding that Israel was a society where writing was the medium for some forms of discourse but not others, where written texts were performed orally and rewritten from oral performances, Robert D. Miller II, OFS, examines law and jurisprudence in this oral-and-literate world. Using Iceland as an ethnographic analogy, Miller shows how law was practiced, performed, and transmitted; the way written artifacts of the law fit into oral performance and transmission; and the relationship of the detritus of law that survives in the Hebrew Bible, both Torah and Proverbs, to that earlier social world.
Robert D. Miller II, O.F.S., is Ordinary Professor of Old Testament at the Catholic University of America and a research affiliate with the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria.
Product Details ISBN: 9781978715233
ISBN-10: 1978715234
Publisher: Fortress Academic
Publication Date: July 15th, 2024
Pages: 148
Language: English
Series: Coniectanea Biblica