Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible Paperback
The Social and Literary Context
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Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible
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By looking closely at the biblical texts on divorce and remarriage in light of the first-century Jewish and Greco-Roman world, this book shows that the original audience of the New Testament heard these teachings differently. Through a careful exploration of the background literature of the Old Testament, the ancient Near East, and especially ancient Judaism, David Instone-Brewer constructs a biblical view of divorce and remarriage that is wider in scope than present-day readings.
Among the important findings of the book are that both Jesus and Paul condemned divorce without valid grounds and discouraged divorce even for valid grounds; that both Jesus and Paul affirmed the Old Testament grounds for divorce; that the Old Testament allowed divorce for adultery and for neglect or abuse; and that both Jesus and Paul condemned remarriage after an invalid divorce but not after a valid divorce. Instone-Brewer shows that these principles are not only different from the traditional church interpretation of the New Testament but also directly relevant to modern relationships.
Enhanced with pastoral advice on how to apply the biblical teaching in today's context, this volume will be a valuable resource for anyone seeking serious answers about married life.
Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible by David Instone-Brewer was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in September 2002 and is our 18222nd best seller. The ISBN for Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible is 9780802849434.
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|Page last updated||22nd November 2015|
|Author / Artist||David Instone-Brewer|
|Publisher||Eerdmans Publishing Company (September 2002)|
|Number of Pages||368|