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Published: 01 September 2021

216 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190911805

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Making a Case

The Practical Roots of Biblical Law

Sara J. Milstein

  • Provides comprehensive overview of Mesopotamian legal-pedagogical texts
  • Demonstrates that Deuteronomy 19-25 and Exodus 21-22 are rooted in legal-pedagogical exercises, not older law collections
  • Proposes that Israel/Judah did not produce law collections in the Near Eastern sense of the genre