An analysis of the legal formulary of the Aramaic papyri from Elephantine. The author investigates the formative background of these documents through extensive references to cuneiform law, by a method he calls "the Assyriological approach". Virtually every aspect of law is covered. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
New York, N.Y. : Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1992.
Book — 240 p.
"The religious life of the ancients - Mesopotamian and Hebrew alike, " Yochanan Muffs tells us, "was an ongoing personal relationship between man and his god(s)". Like most personal relationships, this divine-human intercourse was formalized in legal terms. Studying the interplay of figurative language, law and religious thought, Muffs brings us an understanding of both the Bible and the ancient Near Eastern cultures. This single-volume collection includes Muffs' studies of love and joy as metaphors, the laws of war in ancient Israel, the figurative nature of legal language, the role of the prophet and prophetic speech, and the expressions of belonging which united a culture. (source: Nielsen Book Data)