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Law and Truth in Biblical and Rabbinic Literature (Hardcover): Chaya T. Halberstam

Law and Truth in Biblical and Rabbinic Literature (Hardcover)

Chaya T. Halberstam

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How can humans ever attain the knowledge required to administer and implement divine law and render perfect justice in this world? Contrary to the belief that religious law is infallible, Chaya T. Halberstam shows that early rabbinic jurisprudence is characterized by fundamental uncertainty. She argues that while the Hebrew Bible created a sense of confidence and transparency before the law, the rabbis complicated the paths to knowledge and undermined the stability of personal status and ownership, and notions of guilt or innocence. Examining the facts of legal judgments through midrashic discussions of the law and evidence, Halberstam discovers that rabbinic understandings of the law were riddled with doubt and challenged the possibility of true justice. This book thoroughly engages law, narrative, and theology to explicate rabbinic legal authority and its limits.

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Imprint: Indiana University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2010
First published: February 2010
Authors: Chaya T. Halberstam
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 51mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-0-253-35411-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament
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Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > The Bible
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts
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Books > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament
LSN: 0-253-35411-0
Barcode: 9780253354112

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