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The philosophy of Hebrew scripture : an introduction

Author: Yoram Hazony
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What if the Hebrew Bible wasn't meant to be read as "revelation"? What if it's not really about miracles or the afterlife, but about how to lead our lives in this world? The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture proposes a new framework for reading the Bible. It shows how biblical authors used narrative and prophetic oratory to advance universal arguments about ethics, political philosophy, and metaphysics. It offers bold  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yoram Hazony
ISBN: 9781107003170 1107003172 9780521176675 0521176670
OCLC Number: 766607134
Description: xi, 379 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: beyond reason and revelation --
pt. I. Reading Hebrew scripture --
Ch. 1. The structure of the Hebrew Bible --
Ch. 2. What is the purpose of the Hebrew Bible? --
Ch. 3. How does the Bible make arguments of a general nature? --
The philosophy of Hebrew scripture: five studies --
Ch. 4. The ethics of a shepherd --
Ch. 5. The history of Israel, Genesis-kings: a political philosophy --
Ch. 6. Jeremiah and the problem of knowing --
Ch. 7. Truth and being in Hebrew scripture --
Ch. 8. Jerusalem and carthage --
pt. III. Conclusion --
Ch. 9. God's speech after reason and revelation --
Appendix: what is "reason"? some preliminary remarks.
Responsibility: Yoram Hazony.

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