Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 November 2010

584 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199759217

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God, Justice, and Society

Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Jonathan Burnside

  • Explores the subject of biblical law, which is foundational for understanding Western civilization and the history of Western law
  • Discusses how biblical law works in relation to different areas including the environment, property, social welfare, homicide, theft, and marriage
  • Challenges popular misunderstandings about the story of Mount Sinai and the giving of the Ten Commandments, as well as the interpretation of specific verses such as "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth"

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