By Niels Peter Lemche
Until eventually the Nineteen Seventies bible study belonged to the historical-critical institution and had reached some degree the place all difficulties have been believed to were solved. Then all assumptions started to be became on their head. formerly, historic stories constituted the spine of religious study; now, each point of biblical heritage started to be wondered. the belief of the outdated testomony as a resource of historic details was once changed by way of an knowing of the texts as a method for early Jewish society to interpret its earlier. religious study and the Failure of background brings jointly key essays which replicate the trajectory of this scholarly shift with a purpose to light up the kingdom of religious study this day. The early essays current historical-critical experiences tracing historic details. additional essays hire a extra severe and interpretive viewpoint to envision seminal concerns starting from the Hellenistic contexts of biblical culture to the functioning of outdated testomony society.
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The wording of Leviticus 25 is undoubtedly literarily dependent on the wording of Exodus 23:10. Compare Leviticus 25:3: שש שנים … תזרע שדך ואספת את תבואתהwith Exodus 23:10: שש שנים תזרע את ארצך ואספת את תבואתה. The technical use of the root שמט, either verbally 31. Reventlow, Das Heiligkeitsgesetz, 139ff. 32. R. Kilian, Literarkritische, 130ff. 33. HAT, I 4, 347ff. The manumission of slaves 35 תשמטנה, Exodus 23:11, or as a noun שמטה, Deuteronomy 15:1, has been avoided in Leviticus 25:2ff.
Of repealing manumission, which is usually considered an exceptional occurrence. Weinfeld includes additional material to show that this manumission ordinance was not exceptional at all, but was, in fact, characteristic of ordinary practice during the time of the monarchy, even as the technical term דרור, in Jeremiah 34:8, is not found anywhere else in the sources for the study of the history of the Israelite and Judean kings other than in Leviticus 25:10, Isaiah 61:1 and Ezekiel 46:17. Weinfeld tries to prove that שים מישפטin Exodus 15:25; 21:1; Joshua 24:25 and עשה משפטin 2 Samuel 8:15 (cf.
Cf. W. von Soden, ‘Muškênum und die Mawali des frühen Islam’, ZA 56 (1964), 133–41, who finds similarities between the Arabic mawali and the muškênum class in the Old Babylonian period; cf. too B. Kienast, ‘Zu muškênum = Maula’, XVIII Rencontre assyriologique internationale, 1970 (Bayerische Akad. Wiss. Phil. Hist. Kl. F. 75; Munich: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaftten, 1972), 99–103. 64. I refer to these problems (including Jer. ) in Chapter 2, this volume. 65. Thus K. Budde, KHAT V11I, 126; W.
Biblical Studies and the Failure of History: Changing Perspectives 3 by Niels Peter Lemche