Studies in Bible II (Scripta...

The seventeen articles in this collection, present a true sense of the "Jerusalem School" of Biblical scholarship with its commitment to united the unique heritage of Jewish learning with the methodology and accomplishments of modern biblical research.

4 Biblical Criminal Law He who commits adultery is devoid of sense; Only one who would destroy himself does such a thing. He will meet with disease and disgrace: His reproach will never be expunged. The fury of the husband will be passionate; He will show no pity on his day of vengeance ( .( נקם He will not have regard for any ransom; He will refuse your bribe, however great. McKane explains: However much money he may have, he will find that an outraged husband, mad with jealousy, will prefer his pound of flesh to the most handsome financial reparation, and will exact his revenge in violence and in stamping the offender with an indelible stain of disgrace fi If in other delicts the victim might be satisfied by money - whether through a private settlement or recourse to law ־ in the case of adultery financial reparation is out of the question owing to the extreme humiliation of the husband. The law may not even be applicable ־ as when the culprits are not caught in the act ( cf. Num 5: 13) ־ but the husbands revenge will not be averted ( נקם indicates an extraordinary, usually extra- legal, remedy).? not even by a million shekels. Can one infer from this piece of worldly wisdom. that a legal arrangement existed by which the paramour could evade the prescribed death penalty by paying a ransom, or that an alternative to the death penalty was then in effect? I do not think that any inference can safely be drawn from this passage about the law of adultery at the time of its composition. ® Jackson mounts a major assault against my thesis that  in biblical law life and property are incommensurable, taking of life cannot be made up for by any amount of property, nor can any property offense be considered 6W. McKane, Proverbs ( OTL; London, 1970) 331. The thirteenth- century commentary of Menahem Meiri ( ג Otsar Ha- posqim led. M. Meshi- Zahav; Jerusalem, 1969) 66):  this is not a case in which reparation ( השבון ) or pardon can be had. 7M. Greenberg, Biblical Prose Prayer ( Berkeley, 1983) 13. 8H. McKeating and A. Phillips have, in recent exchanges, each treated this passage, regarding it as a basis for inferring law; see conveniently A. Philipps,  Another Look at Adultery, JSOT 20 ( 1981) 3- 26. ( My thanks to Raymond Westbrook for these references.) Chapter Home  | TOC  | Index

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Front Matter Title Page Copyright Page Table of Contents EDITOR'S FOREWORDContent MORE REFLECTIONS ON BIBLICAL CRIMINAL LAW: Moshe GreenbergMIDRASHIC AND LITERAL EXEGESISAND THE CRITICAL METHOD IN BIBLICAL RESEARCH: Menahem HaranVIIITHE TERM ????? ???? (EZEK 40:44) AND ITS PLACEIN THE CULTIC TERMINOLOGY OF THE TEMPLE: Avi HurvitzTHE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE LEGAL CORPORAIN THE PENTATEUCH IN LIGHT OF MANUMISSION LAWS: Sara JaphetVIIIRASHBAM'S CONCEPTION OF THE CREATIONIN LIGHT OF THE INTELLECTUAL CURRENTS OF HIS TIME: Sarah KaminON THE MEANING AND SYNTACTICAL STATUS OF . ??? IN BIBLICAL HEBREW: Simcha Kogut1. INTRODUCTION2. VARIOUS VIEWS3. ??? IN MODERN HEBREW 4. ??? IN BIBLICAL HEBREW 6. CONCLUSIONTHE HISTORY OF THE CITIES OF REFUGE IN BIBLICAL LAW: Alexander RofeA LITERARY STUDY OF THE SLAVE-GIRL PERICOPE -LEVITICUS 19:20-22: Baruch J. SchwartzMIDRASH ON SCRIPTURE AND MIDRASH WITHIN SCRIPTURE: Avigdor Shinan, Yair Zakovitch1. SOLVING CONTRADICTIONS2. JUXTAPOSITIONS (?????? ??????) 3. NAME DERIVATIONS4. AVOIDING ANONYMITYEMENDATION OF BIBLICAL TEXTSON THE BASIS OF UGARITIC PARALLELS: Shemaryahu TalmonLINGUISTIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE EVALUATION OFTRANSLATION TECHNIQUE IN THE SEPTUAGINT: Zipora TalshirTHE GROWTH OF THE BOOK OF JOSHUAIN THE LIGHT OF THE EVIDENCE OF THE LXX TRANSLATION: Emanuel Tov1. ADDITIONS OF MT WHOSE SECONDARY NATURE IS EVIDENT FROM THE CONTEXT2. ADDITIONS IN MT WHOSE SECONDARINESS IS EVIDENT FROM THEIR FORMULATION3. SMALL ELUCIDATIONS4. HARMONIZING ADDITIONS5. CONTEXTUAL ADDITIONS6. EMPHASIS7. SUBSTANTIAL ADDITIONS8. THEOLOGICAL CORRECTIONS9. INFLUENCE OF DEUTERONOMYTHE DAY OF THE LORD: ASPIRATIONS FOR THE KINGDOM OF GODIN THE BIBLE AND JEWISH LITURGY: Moshe WeinfeldTHE TERM DAT OF THE LORD THE DAT OF THE LORD IN JEWISH LITURGYTHE DAY OF THE LORD AS A DAY OF WARTHE DAY OF THE LORD AS THE DAY OF DIVINE REVELATIONTHE SANCTIFICATION OF THE DIVINE NAME AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THEDIVINE KINGDOMCOMING OF THE DAY OF THE LORD - SOON AND SPEEDILYCompare the following liturgical passagesCompare also the following verses from the Gospel of LukeTHE HOPE FOR SALVATIONTHE CONTRIBUTION OF LITERARY THEORYTO BIBLICAL RESEARCH ILLUSTRATED BY THE PROBLEM OF SHE'AR -YASHUB: Meir WeissTHE PROHIBITION ON RESTORATION OF MARRIAGEIN DEUTERONOMY 24:1-4: Raymond WestbrookBack Matter LIST OF ABBREVIATIONSQumran LiteratureRabbinic LiteratureBooks and PeriodicalsINDEX OF REFERENCESBIBLETitle Page
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