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Bowden; OTL; Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1962), p. 169; Boecker, Law and the Administration of Justice, p. 136. 2. D. Hanson, The Theological Significance of Contradiction within the Book of the Covenant', in Canon and Authority: Essays in Old Testament Religion and Theology (ed. W. O. Long; Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1977), pp. 113-15; and Patrick, Old Testament Law, pp. 65-66. 3. Paul, Studies in the Book of the Covenant, pp. 29-35, argues that the Book of the Covenant as well as Deuteronomy and the Holiness Code evince signs of the same structure as the Laws of Hammurabi.
This Sitz im Leben rests on the hypothesis that Israel was organized as an amphictyony in the pre-monarchic period. 7 In addition, the 1. Alt, 'The Origins of Israelite Law', pp. 79-132. 2. Paul, Studies in the Book of the Covenant, pp. 118-23. See also W. Malcolm Clark, 'Law', in Old Testament Form Criticism (ed. John H. Hayes; San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 1974), pp. 99-140, for a survey of scholarship on the form of biblical law. 3. This is the definition given by K. M. Cupitt; New York: Scribner's, 1969), pp.
2. De Vaux, Ancient Israel, p. 10. 2. 1 Both of these scholars have made assumptions which are questionable. 2 Second, they have identified the patriarchs as Bedouins, nomads or semi-nomads. This description has come under attack. 3 C. 4 He is not suggesting any historical connection, as with the comparison with Arabic nomadic society, but points out that there are similarities in the way these two societies dealt with non-residents who were free. e. the references which describe the Israelites as aliens in Egypt (Exod.