Homicide in the Biblical World

Homicide in the Biblical World

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Homicide in the Biblical World analyses the treatment of homicide in the Hebrew Bible and demonstrates that it is directly linked to the unique social structure and religion of ancient Israel. Close parallels between biblical law and ancient Near Eastern law are evident in the laws of the ox that gored and the pregnant woman who is assaulted, but, when the total picture of the process by which homicide was adjudicated comes into view, what is most noticeable is how little of it is similar to ancient Near Eastern law. This book reconstructs biblical law from both legal texts and narrative texts and analyses both the law collections and documents from actual legal cases from the ancient Near East.... can extrapolate from this identification that Silim-ili had killed before and that Siri was seeking to make a claim against ... seal of Adad-ahu-usur, seal of Edu- teshir, seal of Sariuni, seal of the entire city of Samanu.111 ^^Siri, the owner of theanbsp;...

Title:Homicide in the Biblical World
Author:Pamela Barmash
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005


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