The Foreigner and the Law: Perspectives from the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East
Achenbach, Reinhard, Rainer Albertz and Jakob Wöhrle, editors
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2011 pp. viii + 180. €54.00
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für Altorientalische und Biblische Rechtsgeschichte, 16
Description: The anthology The Foreigner and the Law is concerned with the status of foreigners in law according to biblical and Ancient Near Eastern traditions. The essays deal with the diffe-rentiation between certain groups of foreigners such as foreign workers, refugees who came to the land because of economic distress, or foreigners who wanted to stay permanently. Another focus is on foreigners’ rights with respect to their welfare, and on the possibilities of their social and cultic participation and integration. The volume contains contributions by Reinhard Achenbach, Rainer Albertz, Volker Haarmann, Thomas Naumann, Christophe Nihan, Saul Olyan, Susanne Paulus, Bruce Wells and Jakob Wöhrle.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Ancient Near East, Literature
Review by Bradford A. Anderson
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Citation: Bradford A. Anderson, review of Reinhard Achenbach, Rainer Albertz, and Jakob Wöhrle, eds., The Foreigner and the Law: Perspectives from the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).
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