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001    ocn759174427 
003    OCoLC 
005    20130930221511.0 
008    111027t20122012ctu      b    001 0 eng   
010    2011044471 
020    9780300180442|q(alk. paper) 
020    0300180446|q(alk. paper) 
035    (OCoLC)759174427 
035    .b51417157 
050 00 BS1199.P6|bW35 2012 
082 00 221.8/32|223 
100 1  Walzer, Michael.|0
245 10 In God's shadow :|bpolitics in the Hebrew Bible /|cMichael
246 30 Politics in the Hebrew Bible. 
264  1 New Haven :|bYale University Press,|c[2012] 
264  4 |c©2012 
300    xxi, 232 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-226) and 
505 00 |tCovenants --|tLegal codes --|tConquest and holy war --
       |tRule of kings --|tProphets and their audience --
       |tProphecy and international politics --|tExile --
       |tPriestly kingdom --|tPolitics of wisdom --|tMessianism -
       -|tWhere were the elders? --|tPolitics in the shadow. 
520    In this eagerly awaited book, political theorist Michael 
       Walzer reports his findings after decades of thinking 
       about the politics of the Hebrew Bible. Attentive to 
       nuance while engagingly straightforward, Walzer examines 
       the laws, the histories, the prophecies, and the wisdom of
       the ancient biblical writers and discusses their views on 
       such central political questions as justice, hierarchy, 
       war, the authority of kings and priests, and the 
       experience of exile. Because there are many biblical 
       writers with differing views, pluralism is a central 
       feature of biblical politics. Yet pluralism, Walzer 
       observes, is never explicitly defended in the Bible; 
       indeed, it couldn't be defended since God's word had to be
       as singular as God himself. Yet different political 
       regimes are described in the biblical texts, and there are
       conflicting political arguments-and also a recurrent anti-
       political argument: if you have faith in God, you have no 
       need for strong institutions, prudent leaders, or 
       reformist policies. At the same time, however, in the 
       books of law and prophecy, the people of Israel are called
       upon to overcome oppression and "let justice well up like 
       water, righteousness like an unfailing stream." -- Book 
630 00 Bible.|pOld Testament|xCriticism, interpretation, etc.
650  0 Politics in the Bible.|0
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