Biblical Law and Its Relevance Paperback

A Christian Understanding and Ethical Application for Today of the Mosaic Regulations

by Joe M. Sprinkle;

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Biblical Law and Its Relevance

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This book approaches the laws of the Pentateuch from theological, historical, moral, and spiritual perspectives. Theologically, this book raises a question of hermeneutics: What are Christians to make of the law? Biblical Law and Its Relevance, while taking into consideration the approaches of Reformed, Dispensationalist, Lutheran, and Theonomist scholars, proposes a distinctive hermeneutic of seeking to find the abiding moral and religious principles inherent in the laws. In pursuing this goal, this book employs a comparative-legal methodology that examines biblical laws in their ancient Near Eastern historical setting and in comparison with rabbinic, modern, and especially cuneiform laws. It seeks to determine the original significance of the lex talionis formula ('eye for an eye') and the rules of clean / unclean. It also surveys how the laws were administered from the time of Joshua to the end of the Old Testament period. From an ethical-spiritual viewpoint, this book shows how the laws were meant to foster a relationship with God and identifies the ethical relevance of the laws to today's issues of abortion, rights of the underclass, theft, divorce, sexuality, and the conduct of war.

Biblical Law and Its Relevance by Joe M. Sprinkle was published by University Press of America in November 2005. The ISBN for Biblical Law and Its Relevance is 9780761833727.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity Press of America (November 2005)
Number of Pages252
Thickness20 mm
Height227 mm
Width174 mm
Product Code1193649
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