Daily Archives: May 27, 2011

Crusemann on the Am Ha-Aretz, Real Law, and Asylum

I’m continuing my way through Frank Crusemann’s The Torah: Theology and Social History of Old Testament Law.  I have three items from today’s reading. 1. Crusemann highlights the role of the am ha-aretz (the people of the land) in promoting … Continue reading

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Nicholson on Blum, Part 2

In this post, I’ll talk about what Ernst Nicholson says on page 173 about Erhard Blum’s views regarding KD, a Deuteronomist in the early post-exilic period.  Remember that Blum’s argument is that the Deuteronomist added a redactional layer to stories … Continue reading

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