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

By David Daube,Calum Carmichael

"That over 40 years when they have been introduced those well-known yet unavailable Gifford Lectures might be released is social gathering for occasion. once more we pay attention Daube’s voice, sufferer and probing, as he turns over, exams, pushes clean inquiries, and reveals new insights. No guy has had the sort of refined experience of scriptural texts matched by way of this sort of supple experience of the practices and peculiarities of people engaged within the felony procedure. Law and knowledge within the Bible is vintage Daube." mdash;John T. Noonan Jr., usa Circuit Judge

David Daube (1909–99) was once recognized for his particular and complicated examine on Roman legislations, biblical legislation, Jewish legislations, and scientific ethics. In Law and knowledge within the Bible, the 1st released selection of his 1964 Gifford Lectures, Daube derives from his advanced realizing of biblical texts either historical and modern notions approximately knowledge, justice, and education.

In addressing those and different profound concerns, Daube crosses conventional disciplinary barriers and bridges the

gap among humanism and faith, specially with reference to Christianity and Judaism. together with his subtle figuring out of Talmudic legislations and literature, his considering, that's on complete show in those lectures, revolutionized triumphing perceptions in regards to the New Testament.

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