Law and Wisdom in the Bible: David Daube's Gifford Lectures, Volume II by David Daube, Calum Carmichael

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Law and Wisdom in the Bible: David Daube's Gifford Lectures, Volume II
Title:
Law and Wisdom in the Bible: David Daube's Gifford Lectures, Volume II
Author:
David Daube, Calum Carmichael
ISBN:
1599473453
ISBN13:
978-1599473451
Size fb2:
1264 kb
Size epub:
1799 kb
Publisher:
Templeton Press (March 1, 2010)
Language:
English
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Rating:
4.4
Votes:
455

"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 Daube’s 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 Judge

David 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 the
gap 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.

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