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Author Unterman, Jeremiah, author.

Title Justice for all : how the Jewish Bible revolutionized ethics / Jeremiah Unterman.

Publication Info. Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society ; Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 292 pages).
Series JPS essential Judaism series
JPS essential Judaism series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The Jewish Bible's unique understanding of God: the ethical relationship of God to the world and humanity -- 2. The revelation at Sinai: ethical implications of the God-Israel relationship -- 3. Providing for the disadvantaged: the stranger, the poor, the widow, and the orphan (with a note on slavery) -- 4. The primacy of morality over ritual: a prophetic innovation -- 5. The requirement of "Return": the development of repentance from Torah to prophecy (with a note on theodicy) -- 6. The establishment of hope: the prophetic promise of redemption.
Summary "Demonstrates how the Jewish Bible radically changed the course of ethical thought and as a result has had enormous influence on later Jewish thought and law, as well as on Christianity and the development of modern Western civilization"-- Provided by publisher.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Old Testament.
Ethics in the Bible.
Jewish ethics -- Biblical teaching.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Unterman, Jeremiah. Justice for all. Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society ; Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016] 9780827612709 (DLC) 2016038361
ISBN 9780827613263 (electronic book)
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082761327X (electronic book)
9780827612709 (hardcover)