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Nomos and violence : dimensions in Bible and theology / edited by Viktor Ber.

Other author/creatorBer, Viktor, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Zürich : Lit, [2019]
Descriptionxv, 198 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Beiträge zum Verstehen der Bibel
Beiträge zum Verstehen der Bibel ; Bd. 35. ^A1356551
Contents Gottes Gesetz und Gottes Gewalt : zwei untreebare Aspekte und Probleme / Bernd Jørg Diebner -- Christian approaches to the problem of violence in the Old Testament / John Barton -- 'Shall not the Judge of all the Earth do what is just?' (Gen 18:25) : God's mighty acts and basic moral rules / Martin Prudký -- 'Thus they despoiled the Egyptians' (Exod 12:36 and parallels) : on the scandal of asking silver and gold from innocent neighbors / Petr Sláma -- 'Don't stop me now!' : Exod 32:10 and YHWH's intention to destroy his own people / Joep Dubbink -- Violence and the sense of justice at the Exodus of Israel / Edgar Kellenberger -- Violence in legal procedures (Deut 16:18-17:13) / Viktor Ber -- Das alttestamentliche Kriegsrecht als Mittel zur Überwinddung / Manfred Oeming -- Nomos and violence in the story of Solomon / Klass Spronk -- The dynamics of violence in Micah / Adam Mackerle -- Imprecatory Psalms acceptable and profitable / Bohdan Hroboň -- Is violence part of the natural order? / Filip Čapek -- Nomos and violence in the Book of Esther / Petr Chalupa -- Israel's election theology and violence against outsiders / Joel S. Kaminky.
Summary "The present volume is concerned with the problem of violence as reflected in the biblical texts, in their reception and interpretation. The expression 'nomos' in the title of the book is understood in a broader sense, with reference to the concept of nomos as a 'world of right and wrong' (Robert Cover). Therefore, the authors of the book are concerned not only with the legal texts of the Pentateuch, but also with other parts of the Old Testament / Tanak. Most of the contributors explore the theme of violence by interpreting specific narrative, legal, prophetic, and sapiential passages. Others attempt to offer a more general theological evaluation of violence in the Bible, also with constant reference to the biblical texts."-- Back cover.
General noteVolume based in part on an international symposium held at the Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University in Prague 24-25, April 2017.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages [165]-178) and indexes.
Language12 English, 2 German contributions.
Genre/formConference papers and proceedings.
ISBN3643909977 paperback

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