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Bibil Identifier bibil:227157
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Orders of Discourse and the Function of Obedience in the Hebrew Bible
Author Kelly, Joseph Ryan
Journal The Journal of Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 1-24 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract What is or what are the underlying ethical rationales in the Hebrew Bible? Throughout the history of the study of Hebrew Bible ethics, scholars have maintained that obedience to divine will is the predominant basis for ethical obligation in the Hebrew Bible. This judgement, however, fails to reckon with orders of moral discourse that separate first-order concerns from second-order reflection. This essay explores this distinction between first- and second-order moral discourse to understand better the function of obedience to divine will and other moral principles in the Hebrew Bible.
DOI 10.1093/jts/flt016
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Obedience
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Ethics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Rider
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