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Author Barton, John, 1948-

Title Ethics in ancient Israel / John Barton.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.

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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Ethics in Ancient Israel, a Historical Enquiry -- 1. The Sources -- 2. Moral Agents and Moral Patients -- 3. Popular Morality, Custom, and Convention -- 4. The Moral Order -- 5. Obedience to God -- 6. Virtue, Character, Moral Formation, and the Ends of Life -- 7. Sins, Impurity, and Forgiveness -- 8. The Consequences of Action -- 9. Ethical Digests -- 10. The Moral Character of God -- Conclusion: God and Moral Order in Ancient Israel.
Summary 'Ethics in Ancient Israel' is a study of ethical thinking in ancient Israel from around the eighth to the second century BC. The evidence for this consists primarily of the Old Testament/ Hebrew Bible and Apocrypha, but also other ancient Jewish writings such as the Dead Sea Scrolls and various anonymous and pseudonymous texts from shortly before the New Testament period. John Barton argues that there were several models for thinking about ethics, including a 'divine command' theory, something approximating to natural law, a virtue ethic, and a belief in human custom and convention.
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Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Ethics.
Bible. Old Testament.
Jewish ethics.
Conduct of life.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 1322198284 (electronic bk.)
9781322198286 (electronic bk.)
9780191635991 (electronic bk.)
0191635995 (electronic bk.)
9780199660438 (print)