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Understanding Old Testament Ethics: Approaches and Explorations [Paperback]

By John Barton (Author)
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Written by one of the world's most widely respected biblical scholars, this volume sets out detailed recommendations for the future of the discipline.

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How can we best understand the different ways in which ethical issues are addressed in the Hebrew Bible? And how might that understanding usefully inform ethical decision making in our own day? These are the two key questions explored by John Barton in Part One of this study, in which he looks at how the Bible's narratives, as well as its collections of laws, oracles and wisdom writings, all contribute to our understanding of the whole. In Part Two, he focuses on the moral vision of the Prophets--especially Amos, Isaiah and Daniel--providing the reader with the fruits of his research in this area over the last few decades. The result is a book that enables students of the Bible, Ethics, and other theological disciplines to firmly grasp the main issues at stake in current scholarly debate about the ethical legacy of the Old Testament.

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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   212
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.65"
Weight:   0.74 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 23, 2003
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664225969  
ISBN13  9780664225964  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! John Barton is Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous books and articles on biblical texts, and is also the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation (1998) and (with John Muddiman) of The Oxford Bible Commentary (2001).

John Barton was born in 1948.

John Barton has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Cambridge Companions to Religion
  2. Old Testament Library
  3. Old Testament Theology
  4. Oxford Bible Commentary
  5. scm classics


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1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Criticism & Interpretation > Old Testament


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