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Law and Wisdom in the Bible: David Daubes Gifford Lectures, Volume II David Daube

Law and Wisdom in the Bible: David Daubes Gifford Lectures, Volume II

David Daube

Published December 13th 2012
ISBN : 9781283745796
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223 pages
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That over forty years after they were delivered these famous but unavailable Gifford Lectures should be published is occasion for celebration. Once again we hear Daubes voice, patient and probing, as he turns over, tests, pushes fresh inquiries, andMoreThat over forty years after they were delivered these famous but unavailable Gifford Lectures should be published is occasion for celebration. Once again we hear Daubes voice, patient and probing, as he turns over, tests, pushes fresh inquiries, and finds new insights. No man has had such a subtle sense of scriptural texts matched by such a supple sense of the practices and peculiarities of human beings engaged in the legal process. Law and Wisdom in the Bible is classic Daube. mdash-John T. Noonan Jr., United States Circuit JudgeDavid Daube (1909-99) was known for his unique and sophisticated research on Roman law, biblical law, Jewish Law, and medical ethics. In Law and Wisdom in the Bible, the first published collection of his 1964 Gifford Lectures, Daube derives from his complex understanding of biblical texts both ancient and contemporary notions about wisdom, justice, and education.In addressing these and other profound issues, Daube crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries and bridges thegap between humanism and religion, especially with regard to Christianity and Judaism. With his sophisticated understanding of Talmudic law and literature, his thinking, which is on full display in these lectures, revolutionized prevailing perceptions about the New Testament.