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The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible and Ethics

The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible and Ethics

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  • Editor: C. L. Crouch, Fuller Theological Seminary, California
Dominik Markl, Sandra Jacobs, Caryn Reeder, Carolyn J. Pressler, Albino Barrera, Matthew Schlimm, C. A. Strine, Mark Brett, Richard Smith, Brian Rainey, Bohdan Hrobon, Else K. Holt, C. L. Crouch, Matthew Coomber, Stacy Davis, Anne W. Stewart, C. -L Seow, Tarah Van De Wiele, Deborah Barer, Julián Andrés González Holguín
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  • Publication planned for: December 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2020
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108461511

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  • The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible and Ethics offers an engaging and informative response to a wide range of ethical issues. Drawing connections between ancient and contemporary ethical problems, the essays address a variety of topics, including student loan debt, criminal justice reform, ethnicity and inclusion, family systems, and military violence. The volume emphasizes the contextual nature of ethical reflection, stressing the importance of historical knowledge and understanding in illuminating the concerns, the logic, and the intentions of the biblical texts. Twenty essays, all specially commissioned for this volume, address the texts' historical and literary contexts and identify key social, political, and cultural factors affecting their ethical ideas. They also explore how these texts can contribute to contemporary ethical discussions. The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible and Ethics is suitable for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in liberal arts colleges and universities, as well as seminaries.

    • Provides examples of thoughtful use of biblical texts to address current ethical issues
    • Draws connections between ancient and contemporary ethical problems to show readers how historical knowledge can benefit contemporary usage
    • Encourages readers to reflect on advantages and disadvantages of studying the Hebrew Bible ethically
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    • Publication planned for: December 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108461511
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Legal Ethics:
    1. The decalogue: an icon of ethical discourse Dominik Markl
    2. The Talionic principle and its calibrations Sandra Jacobs
    3. Community violence in Deutoronomy Caryn Reeder
    4. The construction of gender roles in the Book of the Covenant and in Deutoronomy Carolyn J. Pressler
    5. Economics and the law Albino Barrera
    Part II. Narrative Ethics:
    6. Creation ethics in Genesis Matthew Schlimm
    7. Migrant ethics in the Jacob narratives C. A. Strine
    8. Settler mandates and the Book of Joshua Mark Brett
    9. David's ethic of togetherness and its victims Richard Smith
    10. Ethics and ethnicity in the Deutoronomistic history Brian Rainey
    Part III. Prophetic Ethics:
    11. Religion and ethics in Isaiah Bohdan Hrobon
    12. Covenant in the Book of Jeremiah Else K. Holt
    13. Ezekiel and criminal justice reform C. L. Crouch
    14. Poverty and social justice in Micah Matthew Coomber
    15. War violence in Hosea, Amos, and Nahum Stacy Davis
    Part IV. Wisdom/Poetic Ethics:
    16. Teaching complex ethical thinking with Proverbs Anne W. Stewart
    17. Divine justice in the Book of Job C. -L Seow
    18. Justice and retribution in the Psalms Tarah Van De Wiele
    Part V. Faithful Ethics:
    19. Jewish ethics and the Hebrew bible Deborah Barer
    20. Christian ethics and the Hebrew bible Julián Andrés González Holguín.

  • Editor

    C. L. Crouch, Fuller Theological Seminary, California
    C. L Crouch is  the David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of War and Ethics in the Ancient Near East (2009), The Making of Israel (2014), Israel and the Assyrians (2014), An Introduction to the Study of Jeremiah (2017), and, with J. M. Hutton, Translating Empire (2019).

    Contributors

    Dominik Markl, Sandra Jacobs, Caryn Reeder, Carolyn J. Pressler, Albino Barrera, Matthew Schlimm, C. A. Strine, Mark Brett, Richard Smith, Brian Rainey, Bohdan Hrobon, Else K. Holt, C. L. Crouch, Matthew Coomber, Stacy Davis, Anne W. Stewart, C. -L Seow, Tarah Van De Wiele, Deborah Barer, Julián Andrés González Holguín

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