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The ebook is a Festschrift for Prof. Gordon Wenham. Its selected topic is meant to mirror his significant pursuits in his lengthy occupation of writing at the previous testomony, during which he has exemplified the top criteria of scholarship, but additionally written for practitioners of biblical interpretation. the subject of 'reading the legislations' has 3 elements to be able to be taken care of by means of a few of the contributions, specifically: 1. interpreting the Pentateuch: Pentateuchal feedback, narrative readings, rhetorical-critical readings; 2. analyzing the legislations: the legislation codes in ancient and/or literary context, anthropological readings, the legislations with regards to prophets, knowledge, worship; three. studying the Bible ethically: e.g. ethics of marriage, struggle. individuals Prof. John Barton (Oxford collage) Prof. Hugh Williamson (Oxford college) Prof. Ronald Clements (London collage) Prof. Robert Gordon (Cambridge collage) Prof. John Rogerson (Sheffield college) Prof. Raymond Westbrook (Johns Hopkins collage) Prof. Alan Millard (Liverpool college) Dr. Walter Moberly (Durham collage) Prof. Richard Hess (Denver Seminary) Prof. Nobuyoshi Kiuchi (Tokyo Christian collage) Prof. Craig Bartholomew (Redeemer college collage) Dr. Desmond Alexander (Queen's college, Belfast) Dr. Thomas Renz (Oak Hill university) Dr. Robin Parry (Paternoster Press) Dr. Pekka PitkSnen (University of Gloucestershire) Dr. Paul Barker (Holy Trinity Church, Doncaster, Victoria)


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Genesis begins with humanity as the "image" of God (Gen 1:26), then tells how it ramifies into the nations of the earth, yet focuses down on a branch of the line of Abraham. The language of "image" fades out, yet, as John Strong has rightly argued, the concept re-emerges at certain points, as when Moses is made "like God" to Pharaoh (Exod 7:1). 37 This account rightly places the portrayal of Israel in relation to the nations. Yet its role is not fully told in terms of the demonstration of Yahweh's power.

Here too principles are articulated about fundamental issues in human relations, illustrated by the twicerepeated DTK (w. 20-21, echoing the one in v. 17). The uniting theme in w. 54 With this established, the equality-formula is repeated, and the account of the incident ends with the execution of the blasphemer. In this instance, the equality-formula has served, not to legislate specifically about the alien, but by a sort of extension to embrace all members of the society under basic principles of law and religion.

The expulsion of the man and the woman from the garden to the east, and the cherubim placed to foreclose their return (Gen 3:24), find correspondences in the location of the door to the tabernacle on the east side of the court (Exod 27:1315; 38:13-15; cf. 40 The approach of Israel to God 38. I have elaborated this argument in God and Earthly Power: An Old Testament Political Theology, Genesis-Kings (LHBOTS 454; London: T&T Clark International, 2006), 30-73. 39. g. Janowski, Gottes Gegenwart, 216-23; cf.

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