goring ox Re: SV: [ANE-2] Re: Joshua and the minimalist-maximalist controversy
- Speaking of the goring ox, what do people these days think of J. J. Finkelstein's works on that subject, in part published posthumously by Ria Ellis? (Martha Roth, as I recall, recommended it highly.)
He examines connections between biblical and Mesopotamian law, and also brings the discussion down nearly to the present.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
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From: Niels Peter Lemche <npl@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11:49:11 PM
Subject: SV: [ANE-2] Re: Joshua and the minimalist-maximalist controversy
Your last paragraph is not well researched. Maybe you should get to Martha Roth's book in the SBL translation series of the Mesopotamian codes. The introduction will give you an updated survey of discussion. Your parallels arfe rather simple ones and self-evident: That a thief is punished: Hardly sensational, and that there are similarities between OT law and law in the ANE is hardly surprising. You also find similar in Greco-Roman law. If you wish to get closer, you should try the goring ox, as you find this paragraph in the Book of Covenant (Exod 21-23), and in the codes of Eshnunna and Hammurabi.