2013 – Legal and Political Theory and the Study of Biblical Law

Legal and Political Theory and the Study of Biblical Law
Monday, November 25, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
S25-305

Abstracts

Copies of the full papers are typically available ahead of time (by early November).

Presider: Bruce Wells, Saint Joseph’s University

Geoffrey Miller, New York University
The Political Concept of Anarchy in the Hebrew Bible

F. Rachel Magdalene, Universität Leipzig
The Sotah in Light of MacKinnon’s ‘Towards a Feminist Theory of State”

Brandon J. Simonson, Boston University
Collective Reprisal and Individual Rights in Israelite Law: Reconsidering the Hrm Ban through the Theory of the State of Exception

Jonathan Vroom, University of Toronto
The Rule of Ezra or the Rule of Torah? Ezra’s Legal Hermeneutics and the Torah’s Legal Authority

Joshua Berman, Bar-Ilan University
Jeremy Bentham and the Birth of the Modern Study of Biblical Law

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