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Bibil Identifier bibil:117158
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Lex Talionis in Exod 21:22‑25: Its Origin and Context
Author Kim, Yung Suk
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 6, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 10 pages.
Abstract Was the biblical lex talionis to be applied by equal retribution or in a figurative sense? What was its origin? How or for what purpose was the lex talionis practiced in ancient Israelite life? This article argues that lex talionis in Exod 21:22-25 should be understood figuratively in the ancient village life context and that the development of the lex talionis should be understood as a complex process, depending on the corresponding social, economic structure of the time. Comparative considerations between the lex talionis in Exod 21:22-25 and other relevant ANE texts are advanced.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Purity - Impurity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Retribution
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Law of Retaliation
Pericopes Exodus 21,22-21,25
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