Raymond Westbrook's Property and Family in Biblical Law (JSOT Supplement Series) PDF

By Raymond Westbrook

ISBN-10: 056712617X

ISBN-13: 9780567126177

ISBN-10: 1850752710

ISBN-13: 9781850752714

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2 Nevertheless, if one takes Ephron's statement of the price in v. 15 as an 'offer', then the abrupt change from direct speech in Abraham's 'acceptance' in v. 16, followed by a payment formula and clause stating transfer of the property (vv. 17-18), results in a remarkable from Jewish Law); G. Tucker, 'The Legal Background of Gen. 23', JBL 85 (1966), pp. 77-84. 1. Tucker, 'Legal Background', p. 79. 2. Petschow, 'Zwiegesprachsurkunde', p. 117. 1 The whole account of the purchase in Genesis 23, in spite of its detail, contains no mention of a written document (cf.

Codex Hammurabi sec. 117 and see Chicago Assyrian Dictionary, I, pt. II, pp. 115-16. 2. 'Some New Misharum Material and its Implications', in Studies in Honor of Benno Landsberger (1965), p. 233. F. Kraus, in the same publication, is more cautious ('Bin Edikt des Konigs Samsu-iluna von Babylon', p. 229). 3. 'Biblical Institution', p. 29. 46 Property and the Family in Biblical Law introduction of miscellaneous reforms. A natural consequence of the second was the release of persons in debt-bondage and the return of lands seized for debt.

52 Property and the Family in Biblical Law administrative act, it was at least a law linked to the terms of the particular transaction, with which all connection has now been lost. A similar development may also have taken place with regard to the fallow, since the Exodus version of this law does not say that all the fields must lie fallow in the same year, which is plainly the intention of the Levitical legislation. 3. The Structure of Leviticus 25 A brief examination of this chapter will help to elucidate the legislator's method.

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