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dc.contributor.authorLandman, Yael
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-12T17:01:47Z
dc.date.available2018-07-12T17:01:47Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationSource: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 79-02(E), Section: A.;Advisors: Barry L. Eichler.
dc.identifier.urihttps://yulib002.mc.yu.edu/login?url=http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqm&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:10725680
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12202/447
dc.description.abstractThe Biblical Law of Bailment in Its Ancient Near Eastern Contexts This study analyzes the biblical legal institution of bailment, wherein one person gives property to another person for a temporary period. Standing at the crossroads of law and religion, the institution of bailment offers a presently underexploited window into the conceptual underpinnings of biblical law and life in ancient Israel. Using methods such as exegesis and humanistic legal theory, I bring together previously unconnected texts, including Mesopotamian legal documents and biblical narrative, to reconstruct the institution as it functioned and was perceived in ancient Israel. I show that the biblical law is not just a law about bailment, but also a law of fact-finding that ultimately advances a conception of divine justice. I further argue for continuity between the ancient Near Eastern bailment laws and post-biblical Jewish law, demonstrating that the rabbis' distinction between paid and unpaid bailees finds precedent in the Laws of Hammurabi and Mesopotamian practice documents.
dc.publisherProQuest Dissertations & Theses
dc.subjectBiblical studies.
dc.subjectNear Eastern studies.
dc.subjectJudaic studies.
dc.titleThe Biblical Law of Bailment in Its Ancient Near Eastern Contexts
dc.typeDissertation


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