Léon Epsztein, La Justice Sociale dans le Proche-Orient
ancien et le Peuple de la Bible, Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1983,
Pp. 272, ISBN 2-204-01892-9, Price: F.69,50. - The author, whose earlier
work on the content of social laws was noted in Survey no. 777 (JLA
V), here adopts a broader approach to his subject. Part One surveys the
legal documents of Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt; Part Two is an historiographical
essay, comparing the analysis of social justice in the bible by biblical
exegetes, the rationalist tradition commencing with Maimonides, and more
recent sociological approaches; Part Three discusses social justice in the
light of nomadism and the prophetic movement, and surveys the social laws
of the Pentateuch, making comparison with those of the Ancient Near East.
A useful addition to the literature. (B.S.J.)
Léon Epsztein, Social Justice in the Ancient Near East and
the People of the Bible, London: SCM Press, 1986, ISBN 0-334-0233-4-3,
Pp.xii, 178, Price: £7.95. - An English translation of La Justice
Sociale dans le Proche-Orient ancien et le Peuple de la Bible,
noted in Survey no. 1010 (JLA VI). (B.S.J.)
Leslie Hoppe, "Deuteronomy and the Poor", The Bible Today
24 (1986), 371-375; see OTA 10/1 (1987), no.193.
Rui De Menezes, "Social Justice in Israel's Law", Bible
Bhashyam 11 (1985), 10-16; see OTA 9/2 (1986), no.598.
Jacques Pons, L'Oppression dans l'Ancien Testament, Paris:
Letouzey et Ané, l981, Pp. i, 250, FF 120.00; see BL 1983,
M.H. Prévost, "L'oppression dans la Bible", in
Mélanges à la mémoire de Marcel-Henri Prévost
(Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1982), 3-16. - This is a partially
reconstructed posthumous article by PrÈvost, which first considers
the term ashak in the Bible, proposes a typology of "oppression"
in it (oppression by one people of another, internal political oppression,
socio-economic oppression), and surveys protection of the oppressed in the
Ancient Near East and in ancient Israel (where it receives a legal as well
as an ethical appropriation). (B.S.J.)
Bent Rosendal, "Guds og menneskers retfærdighed hos Tritojesaja",
Studier 1 Jesajabogen, ed. Bent Rosendal (Aarhus Universitetsforlag,
1989), 94-116. - A study on the conception sedeq/sedaqa in Is.
55-66. The view of the "Third Isaiah" is often characterized
as anthropocentric - in opposition to the first and the second Isaiah. The
author argues that tsedek/tsedaka in Trito-Isaiah too, has a mainly
theocentric content, culminating in Is. 58.8, where the Lord is called
the tsedek of his people. (K.N.)
Carroll Stuhlmacher, "Justice toward the Poor", The Bible
Today 24 (1986), 385-390; see OTA 10/1 (1987), no.293.
| Officers | Constitution
| Membership | Conferences
Publications | Abstracts
| Resources | Courses
View the framed
or non-framed version of this site