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Hebrew Law in Biblical Times

An Introduction

Ze’ev W. Falk

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ISBN: 978-1-57506-051-4


Hebrew Law in Biblical Times

An Introduction

Ze’ev W. Falk

"This very handy introduction takes a conceptual approach to biblical law, organizing this subject in terms of its ancient legal sources, social institutions, judicial procedure, crime and punishment, property and contracts, personal rights and status, and family relationships from betrothal to inheritance. Because of its thematic arrangement, this presentation speaks to the selective reader who seeks specific information and also to the comprehensive student who seeks a broad understanding of the ancient Hebrew legal system. Long out of print, Hebrew Law in Biblical Times (1964) now appears in an improved, second edition. While retaining the original character of Falk's style and observations, this book has been edited to serve the modern reader and researcher. Falk's 1977 addenda have also been included, along with a comprehensive bibliography of his lifetime publications."

 

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"This very handy introduction takes a conceptual approach to biblical law, organizing this subject in terms of its ancient legal sources, social institutions, judicial procedure, crime and punishment, property and contracts, personal rights and status, and family relationships from betrothal to inheritance. Because of its thematic arrangement, this presentation speaks to the selective reader who seeks specific information and also to the comprehensive student who seeks a broad understanding of the ancient Hebrew legal system. Long out of print, Hebrew Law in Biblical Times (1964) now appears in an improved, second edition. While retaining the original character of Falk's style and observations, this book has been edited to serve the modern reader and researcher. Falk's 1977 addenda have also been included, along with a comprehensive bibliography of his lifetime publications."

Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

1. The Sources

The Source Material

Law and Religion

Terms of Law

Law Making

Identity and Change

2. Tribe, Nation, and State

Patriarchal Society

The Settlement

Kingship

Royal Administration

The Synagogue

3. Administration of Justice

The Courts

Divine Judgment

Procedure

4. Crime and Punishment

Responsibility

The Crimes

Punishment

Compensation and Restitution

5. Things and Contracts

Property

Restrictions and Ownership

Contracts

Barter and Sale

Debt and Distress

Partnership and Agency

Hire

6. Persons

Women

Infants

Foreigners

Slaves

7. Family

The Father’s House

Matrilocal Marriage

Concubinage

Polygyny

Endogamy and Exogamy

8. Marriage and Divorce

Marriage Terms

Betrothal

Bride-Price and Dowry

The Nuptials

Divorce

Widowhood

9. Children

Patria Potestas

Adoption

10. Succession

Freedom of Disposition

Legal Succession

Addenda

Bibliography

Citation Index

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