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The Resource Ethics in Ancient Israel, John Barton

Ethics in Ancient Israel, John Barton

Label
Ethics in Ancient Israel
Title
Ethics in Ancient Israel
Statement of responsibility
John Barton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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. Professor 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. Moreover, he examines ideas of reward and punishment, purity and impurity, the status of moral agents and patients, imitation of God, and the image of God in humanity. Barton maintains that ethical thinking can be found not only in laws but also in the wisdom literature, in the Psalms, and in narrative texts. There is much interaction with recent scholarship in both English and German. The book features discussion of comparative material from other ancient Near Eastern cultures and a chapter on short summaries of moral teaching, such as the Ten Commandments. This innovative work should be of interest to those concerned with the interpretation of the Old Testament but also to students of ethics
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barton, John
Dewey number
170.9
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1281
LC item number
.B37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Jewish ethics
  • Ethics in the Bible
Label
Ethics in Ancient Israel, John Barton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-297) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sources -- Moral agents and moral patients -- Popular morality, custom, and convention -- The moral order -- Obedience to God -- Virtue, character, moral formation, and the ends of life -- Sins, impurity, and forgiveness -- The consequences of action -- Ethical digests -- The moral character of God
Control code
000397330
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780199660438
Lccn
2014933930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000397330
  • (OCoLC)871016389
Label
Ethics in Ancient Israel, John Barton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-297) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sources -- Moral agents and moral patients -- Popular morality, custom, and convention -- The moral order -- Obedience to God -- Virtue, character, moral formation, and the ends of life -- Sins, impurity, and forgiveness -- The consequences of action -- Ethical digests -- The moral character of God
Control code
000397330
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780199660438
Lccn
2014933930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000397330
  • (OCoLC)871016389

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