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Author Walzer, Michael.

Title In God's shadow : politics in the Hebrew Bible / Michael Walzer.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2012]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  221.832 WAL    AVAILABLE
 Rockford University Stacks - RKC-ILDS  BS1199.P6 W35 2012    AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 232 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The covenants -- The legal codes -- Conquest and holy war -- The rule of kings -- Prophets and their audience -- Prophecy and international politics -- Exile -- The priestly kingdom -- The politics of wisdom -- Messianism -- Where were the elders? -- Politics in the shadow.
Summary Examines the laws, histories, prophecies, and wisdom of the ancient biblical writers and discusses their views on justice, hierarchy, war, the authority of kings and priests, and the experience of exile.
Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism.
Politics in the Bible.
ISBN 9780300180442 (alkaline paper)
0300180446 (alkaline paper)

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