By Joel S. Kaminsky

This ebook explores a number of biblical texts with a purpose to make clear and higher comprehend the connection among the person and the group in historical Israel. even supposing a lot of the argument is targeted upon Deuteronomy and the deuteronomistic heritage, different pentateuchal and prophetic texts also are probed. specifically, yes circumstances of divine retribution which are company in nature are explored, and it really is argued that such punishments are very common and fully comprehensible of the fundamental theological principles which are operative in such circumstances. The exam turns to different biblical texts that seem to reject the idea of company divine retribution (e.g., Ezekiel 18). right here the focal point is on no matter if those texts do in reality reject all sorts of company divine retribution and the way huge a shift those texts sign within the biblical knowing of the connection among the person and the group. eventually, Kaminsky asserts that convinced theological positive factors explored during this research can be utilized through these students who argue that the enlightenment concept of individualism has to be balanced by means of a renewed philosophical and theological emphasis at the individual's accountability to the bigger society.

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LXX and 2 Chron. 6 read the plural here. 4. There is a debate about whether this is a form of child sacrifice or a type of ritual of dedication to a god. Some of the debate hinges on whether there is a distinction between passages such as Deut. 3 and this text which use the hiphil form of the root I2tf. For more on this dispute, see J. Day, Molech: A God of Human Sacrifice in the Old Testament (University of Cambridge Oriental Publications, 41; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 15-28; G.

It is most probable that the two formulae in ch. 23 are based on this prototype, a prototype that makes mention of Jeroboam. This is significant for several reasons. One is that it is further proof of the way in which Dtr 2 is modeled on Dtr 1. 8). 19, a passage that is clearly from an exilic stratum: Not even Judah kept the commandments of the Lord their God; rather they followed the statutes that Israel practiced. 32. This is probably the explanation behind Zedekiah's formula too inasmuch as Josiah is his father as well.

21,1-14', Norsk Teologisk Tidsskrift 56 (1955), pp. 113-22. 2. Corporate Ideas 53 of corporate thinking in which the king of a given generation, acting as that generation's representative before God, can implicate the general populace in his evil actions. We must now proceed to examine the connection between the notion of covenant and the transference of punishment across generations. Trans-generational recompense is actually quite at home within both the Davidic and the Sinaitic traditions. 19).

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