Nomos and Violence

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Viktor Ber (ed.)

Dimensions in Bible and Theology

ISBN 978-3-643-90997-8
Band-Nr. 35
Jahr 2019
Seiten 216
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Beiträge zum Verstehen der Bibel / Contributions to Understanding the Bible

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The present volume is concerned with the problem
of violence as reflected in the biblical texts, in their
reception and interpretation. The expression `nomos‘ in the
title of the book is understood in a broader sense, with
reference to the concept of nomos as a `world of right and
wrong‘ (Robert Cover). Therefore, the authors of the book
are concerned not only with the legal texts of the
Pentateuch, but also with other parts of the Old
Testament / Tanak. Most of the contributors explore the theme of
violence by interpreting specific narrative, legal,
prophetic, and sapiential passages. Others attempt to offer
a more general theological evaluation of violence in the
Bible, also with constant reference to the biblical texts.

Viktor Ber teaches the Old Testament at the
Faculty of Theology, University of South Bohemia in
Cesk’e Budejovice, Czech Republic.