The authority of law in the Hebrew Bible and early Judaism: tracing the origins of legal obligation from Ezra to Qumran

Front Matter -- Copyright page -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Theory and Method -- Identifying Legal Obligation in Interpretive Sources -- History of Research and the Need for a Legal-Theoretical Approach -- Authority and Problem of Interpretation -- Textual Analysis -- Lega...

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Main Author: Vroom, Jonathan
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill 2018
In:Year: 2018
Reviews:[Rezension von: Vroom, Jonathan, The authority of law in the Hebrew Bible and early Judaism] (2020) (Amihay, Aryeh, 1977 -)
Series/Journal:Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism volume 187
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Old Testament / Early Judaism / Jewish law
Further subjects:B Jewish Law History To 1500
B Authority Religious aspects Judaism
B Law (Theology) Biblical teaching
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Summary:Front Matter -- Copyright page -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Theory and Method -- Identifying Legal Obligation in Interpretive Sources -- History of Research and the Need for a Legal-Theoretical Approach -- Authority and Problem of Interpretation -- Textual Analysis -- Legal Interpretation in the Temple Scroll’s Yom Kippur Law -- Legal Innovation in the Samaritan Pentateuch’s Covenant Code -- Legal Rewriting in the Qumran Penal Codes -- The Authority of the Torah in the Ezra-Nehemiah Legal Narratives -- Conclusion -- Back Matter -- Bibliography.
In The Authority of Law in the Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism , Vroom identifies a development in the authority of written law that took place in early Judaism. Ever since Assyriologists began to recognize that the Mesopotamian law collections did not function as law codes do today—as a source of binding obligation—scholars have grappled with the question of when the Pentateuchal legal corpora came to be treated as legally binding. Vroom draws from legal theory to provide a theoretical framework for understanding the nature of legal authority, and develops a methodology for identifying instances in which legal texts were treated as binding law by ancient interpreters. This method is applied to a selection of legal-interpretive texts: Ezra-Nehemiah, Temple Scroll, the Qumran rule texts, and the Samaritan Pentateuch
ISBN:9004381643
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/9789004381643