Implied Law in the Abraham Narrative: A Literary and Theological Analysis (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series, 335)

Implied Law in the Abraham Narrative: A Literary and Theological Analysis (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series, 335) by James K. Bruckner, Andrew Mein, Claudia V. Camp epub pdf fb2

Title: Implied Law in the Abraham Narrative: A Literary and Theological Analysis (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series, 335)
Author: James K. Bruckner, Andrew Mein, Claudia V. Camp
ISBN10: 1841272418
ISBN13: 978-0137630530
Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press; 1 edition (February 14, 2002)
Language: English
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
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Implied Law in the Abraham Narrative: A Literary and Theological Analysis (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series, 335) by James K. Bruckner, Andrew Mein, Claudia V. Camp


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A study of the significance of implied law in the Abraham narrative. Bruckner examines legal and juridical terminology in the text, with a close reading of legal referents in Genesis 18.16-20.18. He demonstrates that the literary and theological context of implied law in the narrative is creational, since the implied cosmology is based in Creator-created relationships, and the narrative referents are prior to the Sinai covenant. The narrative's canonical position is an ipso jure argument for the operation of law from the beginning of the ancestral community. The study suggests trajectories for further research in reading law within narrative texts, pentateuchal studies, and Old Testament ethics.