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Bibil Identifier bibil:255576
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Sanctuary for Immigrants and Refugees in Our Legal and Ethical Wilderness
Author Beck, Chad Thomas
Journal Interpretation. A Journal of Bible and Theology (Volume: 72, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Language English
Pages 132-145 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Examining the “cities of refuge” in Numbers 35:9–28 and other key passages in the Torah, this essay argues that the social ethics in these passages point towards mercy and sanctuary for immigrants and refugees facing deportation. Ethical injunctions in the Hebrew Bible to welcome the resident alien and modern sanctuary movements are analyzed in relation to contemporary immigration issues. Like the wilderness generation of Numbers, immigrants and citizens wrestle with legal and ethical dilemmas that highlight the relevance of pivotal biblical texts for communities and churches.
DOI 10.1177/0020964317749541
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Refuge
Pericopes Numbers 35,9-35,28
Terms גֵּר גר גור גיר
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