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The Immoral Bible

Approaches to Old Testament Ethics [Paperback]

by Uk) Eryl W. Davies (bangor University

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    • Published

      September 2010

    • Weight

      268g

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    This title discusses the ethically problematic passages of the Hebrew Bible and the way scholars have addressed aspects of the bible generally regarded as offensive and unacceptable. In this work, Eryl W. Davies sums up a career's worth of in-depth reflection on the thorny issue of biblical ethics examining the bible's, at times problematic, stance upon slavery, polygamy and perhaps its most troublesome aspect, the sanctioning of violence and warfare. This is most pertinent in respect to Joshua 6-11 a text which lauds the 'holy war' of the Israelites, annihilating the native inhabitants of Canaan, and a text which has been used to legitimise the actions of white colonists in North America, the Boers in South Africa and right-wing Zionists in modern Israel. Davies begins with an introductory chapter assessing all these aspects, he then provides five chapters, each devoted to a particular strategy aimed at mitigating the embarrassment caused by the presence of such problematic texts within the canon. In order to focus discussion each strategy is linked by to Joshua 6-11.There is a final chapter that draws the threads of the arguments together and suggests the most promising areas for the future development of the discipline.

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    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    • Published

      September 2010

    • Weight

      268g

    • Page Count

      224

    • Dimensions

      155 x 232 x 16 mm

    • ISBN

      9780567305497

    • ISBN-10

      056730549X

    • Eden Code

      3196408

    More Information

    • ISBN: 9780567305497

    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    • Release Date: September 2010

    • Weight: 268g

    • Dimensions: 155 x 232 x 16 mm

    • Eden Code: 3196408


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