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The Decalogue in Jewish and Christian Tradition
Reventlow, Henning Graf and Yair Hoffman, editors

New York: T&T Clark, 2011 pp. xiv + 172. $110.00

Series Information
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 509


Description: This collection of papers examines the general theme of the Decalogue in its various uses by both Jewish and Christian traditions throughout the centuries to the present. This collection of papers arrives from the eighth annual symposium between the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies of Tel Aviv University and the Faculty of Protestant Theology of the University of Ruhr, Bochum held in Bochum, June 2007. The general theme of the Decalogue was examined in its various uses by both Jewish and Christian traditions throughout the centuries to the present. Three papers deal with the origin of the Decalogue, the second part considers the later use of the Decalogue and closes with papers on systematic themes. Over the last 30 years this pioneering series has established an unrivaled reputation for cutting-edge international scholarship in Biblical Studies and has attracted leading authors and editors in the field. The series takes many original and creative approaches to its subjects, including innovative work from historical and theological perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and more recent developments in cultural studies and reception history.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology

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Review by Michael Tilly
Published 4/22/2011
Citation: Michael Tilly, review of Henning Graf Reventlow and Yair Hoffman, eds., The Decalogue in Jewish and Christian Tradition, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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