God's People in God's Land: Family, Land, and Property in the Old Testament

الغلاف الأمامي
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1990 - 284 من الصفحات
In recent sociological approaches to the Old Testament, Christians have been finding unexpected resources for their ethical reflection and action relative to the modern world's pressing social and economic dilemmas.

This unique survey by Christopher Wright examines life in Old Testament Israel from an ethical perspective by considering how the economic facts of Israel's social structure were related to the people's religious beliefs. Observing the centrality of the family in social, economic and religious spheres of Israelite life, Wright analyzes Israel's theology of land, the rights and responsibilities of property owners, and the socioeconomic and legal status of dependent persons in ancient Israel - wives, children, and slaves - showing the mutual interaction between such laws, institutions, and customs and the nation's covenant relationship with God.

While primarily exegetical, God's People in God's Land contains many useful insights for Christian social ethics: Wright suggests how the ethical application of his findings might proceed as Christians with different theological perspectives and cultural contexts seek to work out the relevance of the Old Testament for today.
 

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المحتوى

The Land and Israels Relationship to God
3
Land and Family
44
The Family and Israels Relationship to Yahweh
71
Conclusion
104
Land and Property Ethics
115
Property Owners Rights
119
Property Owners Responsibilities
142
Conclusion
174
Wives
183
Children
222
Slaves
239
Conclusion
260
Selected Bibliography
266
Index of Authors
273
Index of Scripture References
278
حقوق النشر

Dependent Persons as Property
181

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مقاطع مشهورة

الصفحة 31 - I will drive them out from before you, until you are increased and possess the land. 31 And I will set your bounds from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates...
الصفحة x - JQR Jewish Quarterly Review JSOT .... Journal for the Study of the Old Testament JSS Journal of Semitic Studies JTS Journal of Theological Studies...
الصفحة 28 - Bring up this people'; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.

نبذة عن المؤلف (1990)

Christopher J. H. Wright is international ministries director for Langham Partnership. His other books include Old Testament Ethics for the People of God and The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative.

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