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Bibil Identifier bibil:202573
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Biblical Politics: Where Were the Elders?
Author Walzer, Michael
Journal Hebraic Political Studies (Volume: 3, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 225-238 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article suggests that because the biblical authors were largely silent about the "elders" arguably among the more significant political actors of ancient Israel, and certainly the most enduring, they may not have been as concerned with politics as we otherwise have thought. The "elders" are mentioned some 140 times in the Bible and almost invariably in a political context, and yet their political function and their place in the "constitution" are at best enigmatic. Presented as the keynote address at the September 2008 conference on political Hebraism, this article provides a novel approach to the question of whether the Bible has apolitical teaching, usually addressed with reference to kings, laws, or prophets.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Patriarchs
Terms זָקֵן זקן
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