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The Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible: A Theological Introduction [Paperback]

By John David Pleins (Author)
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Plein's full-scale study of the Hebrew Bible uncovers the social vision of the Hebrew Bible. He examines the biblical statements about social ethics within a framework provided by Israel's social institutions, the social locations of its actors, and the historical struggles for power and survival that are reflected in the transmission of the texts. Each major section of the Hebrew Bible is investigated through the lens of a representative scripture passage. This clear and comprehensive introduction reveals the rich mosaic of social visions in ancient Israel.

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This study of the Old Testament examines the biblical statements about social ethics within a framework provided by Israel's social institutions, the social locations of its actors, and the historical struggles for power and survival that are reflected in the transmission of the texts. Each major section of the Hebrew Bible is investigated through the lens of a representative scripture passage. This clear and comprehensive introduction to the Old Testament reveals the rich mosaic of social visions in ancient Israel.

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The Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible: A Theological Introduction by John David Pleins has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Choice - 07/01/2001 page 1977


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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   592
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.02" Height: 1.29"
Weight:   1.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2000
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664221750  
ISBN13  9780664221751  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! J. David Pleins is Professor of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, where he teaches courses in biblical studies and comparative ancient Near Eastern literature and mythology. He is the author of The Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible: A Theological Introduction (2001) and Psalms: Songs of
Tragedy, Hope, and Justice (1993).


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8Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Judaism > Sacred Writings > Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) > Criticism & Interpretation
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