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War in the Hebrew Bible: A Study in the Ethics of Violence

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Texts about war pervade the Hebrew Bible, raising challenging questions in religious and political ethics. The war passages that readers find most disquieting are those in which God demands the total annihilation of the enemy without regard to gender, age, or military status. The ideology of the "ban," however, is only one among a range of attitudes towards war preserved in the ancient Israelite literary tradition. Applying insights from anthropology, comparative literature, and feminist studies, Niditch considers a wide spectrum of war ideologies in the Hebrew Bible, seeking in each case to discover why and how these views might have made sense to biblical writers, who themselves can be seen to wrestle with the ethics of violence. The study of war thus also illuminates the social and cultural history of Israel, as war texts are found to map the world views of biblical writers from various periods and settings. Reviewing ways in which modern scholars have interpreted this controversial material, Niditch sheds further light on the normative assumptions that shape our understanding of ancient Israel. More widely, this work explores how human beings attempt to justify killing and violence while concentrating on the tones, textures, meanings, and messages of a particular corpus in the Hebrew Scriptures.

Synopsis:

Dealing with a wide spectrum of war ideologies in the Hebrew Bible, this study seeks to discover why and how these views might have made sense to biblical writers. It challenges the stereotype of the "violent" Old Testament.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-172) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195098402
Author:
Niditch, Susan
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Susan
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Bibles - Hebrew
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Theology | Biblical Studies | Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Subject:
Religion and Theology | Biblical Studies | Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Subject:
War
Subject:
Biblical teaching
Subject:
War -- Biblical teaching.
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Biblical Studies | Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 171-172. - Includes indexes.
Series Volume:
157
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
113 linecuts, 16 halftones
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.29x5.52x.53 in. .51 lbs.

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