Law and Liminality in the Bible

Sheffield Academic Press, 1995
ISBN: 9781850755616
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Overview

Liminal moments in biblical narrative are moments of transition and change, which are typically fraught with ambivalence. Such new beginnings enshrine both hope and doubt for the future, as in the account of the rebuilding of life after the Flood (Genesis 9). In this subtle analysis, Stahl observes how frequently one component of these liminal moments is law, offering as it does stability and order in a chaotic world but also resonating with the ambiguities inherent in the narrative history. In the Bible, law—as well as narrative—is multi-voiced.

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Key Features

  • Comprehensive studies of narrative history
  • Careful examination of the practice of justice in ancient Israel
  • All Scripture references are linked to the Bibles in your library

Product Details

  • Title: Law and Liminality in the Bible
  • Authors: Nanette Stahl
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 104

About Nanette Stahl

Nanette Stahl is Judaica Curator at Yale University Library, New Haven, Connecticut.

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