Still Selling the Righteous

Still Selling the Righteous

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This redaction-critical study interprets the reasons for judgment in Amos 2.6-16 in the literary context of each of the redactional compositions which, it is argued, underlie the Amos-text. It is proposed that the Amos-text is both a theological work and a tractate of social criticism. In earlier redactional compositions the dominant reasons for judgment concern mistreatment of the weak. In the later redactional compositions these are overshadowed, in terms of length of text, by more theological reasons for judgment; however, these strengthen, rather than weaken, the force of the older reasons for judgment. g... gives the example of Robertson Smith, who wrote that a€œthe temples of the Semitic deities were thronged with sacred prostitutes. ... Israela#39;s neighbors and then denounced in the Hebrew Bible, biblical scholars have generally extended precisely this view. ... and Fosbroke, IB, vol. ... and Did it Actually Exist in Ancient Israel?, a€ in Biblical and Near Eastern Essays: Studies in Honour of Kevin J. Cathcart (ed.

Title:Still Selling the Righteous
Author:Graham R. Hamborg
Publisher:A&C Black - 2012-02-09


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