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Law and Truth in Biblical and Rabbinic Literature

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Law and Truth in Biblical and Rabbinic Literature by Chaya T. Halberstam
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How can humans ever attain the knowledge required to administer and implement divine law and render perfect justice in this world? Contrary to the belief that religious law is infallible, Chaya T. Halberstam shows that early rabbinic jurisprudence is characterized by fundamental uncertainty. She argues that while the Hebrew Bible created a sense of confidence and transparency before the law, the rabbis complicated the paths to knowledge and undermined the stability of personal status and ownership, and notions of guilt or innocence. Examining the facts of legal judgments through midrashic discussions of the law and evidence, Halberstam discovers that rabbinic understandings of the law were riddled with doubt and challenged the possibility of true justice. This book thoroughly engages law, narrative, and theology to explicate rabbinic legal authority and its limits.

Author Biography

Chaya T. Halberstam is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University Bloomington.
Release date Australia
January 26th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Indiana University Press
Pages
240
Dimensions
160x236x23
ISBN-13
9780253354112
Product ID
3668965

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