HDS 1129

Law in the World of the Bible

Peter Machinist


An examination of what law was and how it opened in ancient Israel through its primary expression in the Hebrew Bible. Attention to the wider contexts of law in the ancient Near East, especially Mesopotamia, in which Biblical law originated, and to the legacy of Biblical law in the subsequent traditions of early Judaism.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as ANE 111


0.50 credits
Spring 2013
Tues 1pm-3pm
Divinity Hall Room 211

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Comparative Studies
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • History of Christianity
  • Jewish Studies
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None