The Alien in Israelite Law by Christiana Van Houten

By Christiana Van Houten

One of the 1st systematic and important reconstructions of the heritage of the social type of extraterrestrial beings in old society, this learn develops new insights received from the sociological method of biblical literature. As Israel built from tribal society to country, from nation to confessional neighborhood and from confessional neighborhood to province, the id and felony prestige of the alien constructed in a concomitant means. legislation which at the start afforded the alien simply partial social and cultic inclusion within the pre-exilic interval ultimately required whole equality among the alien and Israelite within the postexilic period.

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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.

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