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By William S. Morrow

Informed, available textbook on legislations collections within the Pentateuch

during this e-book William Morrow surveys 4 significant legislation collections in Exodus–Deuteronomy and indicates how they each one enabled the folk of Israel to create and maintain a neighborhood of faith.

Treating biblical legislations as dynamic platforms of concept facilitating old Israel's efforts at self-definition, Morrow describes 4 diversified social contexts that gave upward push to biblical legislation: (1) Israel on the holy mountain (the Ten Commandments); (2) Israel within the village meeting (Exodus 20:22–23:19); (3) Israel within the courts of the Lord (priestly and holiness principles in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers); and (4) Israel within the urban (Deuteronomy).

together with forthright dialogue of such arguable matters as slavery, revenge, gender inequality, spiritual intolerance, and contradictions among our bodies of biblical legislations, Morrow's research might help scholars and different severe readers make feel out of texts within the Pentateuch which are usually visible as obscure.

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