Theologie

Sara Milstein

Rethinking the Origins of Deuteronomic »Family Law«

(mit einer Einführung von R. G. Kratz und R. Müller)

Jahrgang 119 () / Heft 3, S. 217-237 (21)
Publiziert 13.09.2022

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A subset of biblical laws mostly concentrated in Deuteronomy 19 – 25 is marked by stylistic and linguistic parallels. Some propose that these units and others once circulated as a collection of family law, but their parallels to the Mesopotamian legal-pedagogical genre of fictional cases suggest that the biblical texts reflect an analogous group. Only later were these units supplemented and put to new ends, creating the illusion of a law collection in Deuteronomy.