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Intro -- Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction and Methodological Considerations -- Review of Literature -- Problem Statement -- Research Methodology -- Projection of Research Significance -- 2 Exegesis of Deuteronomic Slave Laws -- The Arrangement of Deuteronomic Slave Laws -- Association of Elements Approach -- Decalogue Correspondence Approach -- The Limits and Problems of the Two Approaches -- Chiastic Framework Approach -- The Land and Agrarian Symbols in Deuteronomy with Reference to Its Slave Laws -- Indebted Hebrew Slave Law (Deut 15:12-18) -- The Structure of Deut 15:1-16:17 -- אָחִיךָ הָעִבְרִי אוֹ הָעִבְרִיָּה and חָפְשִׁי -- אָחִיךָ הָעִבְרִי אוֹ הָעִבְרִיָּה -- חָפְשִׁי -- The Identification of Enslaved Members in the Indebted Family -- The Provision for the Manumitted Slave in Deut 15:13-14 -- The Motive Clauses in Deut 15:15, 18 and Their Relationship with Deut 15:16-17 -- The Motive Clause in 15:15 in View of the Deuteronomic Pattern Language -- The Relationship between the Motive Clauses in 15:15, 18 and the Exceptional Case in 15:16-17 -- The Meaning of מִשְׁנֶה and the Somatic Vocabulary in 15:18 -- Exegesis of Fugitive Slave Law (Deut 23:16-17) -- Inner-Comparative Study between Deut 15:12-18 and Deut 23:16-17 -- Summary and Conclusion -- 3 Comparative Studies of Biblical Slave Manumission Laws -- Deut 15:12-18 and Exod 21:2-11 -- Changes of Persons and Verbs from the Buyer's to the Seller's Point of View -- Response to Van Seters' Point of View -- The Second Person Addressed in the Legislative Texts -- The Polyvocality of Combined Discourses in the Legislative Texts -- Reading the Law in Its Context -- The Distinction of Verbs on Released Action -- The Differences Regarding Female Slaves Manumission -- Reading Exod 21:2-6 as a Gender-Inclusive Law -- Separating Exod 21:2-6 and 7-11 as Two Different Laws.
The Term ????? in Exod 21:7 -- The Special Marital Sale and Redemption in Exod 21:7-11 -- The Term ?????????? in Dt 15 and the Terms ???? and ????? in Ex 21 Denote Different Situations -- Reading the Law in Its Context -- Dissimilar Accounts and Ceremonies for a Permanent Slave -- The Value and the Interest That the Law Promotes and Protects -- Similar Ceremonies with Different Expressions -- Discerning the Similarities and Differences between Dt 15 and Ex 21 with the Legal Categorizational System -- Deut 15:12-18 and Lev 25:39-55 -- The Different Length of Term in Lev 25 -- The Types of Debt Slave in Lev 25 -- The Gender Inclusive Release in Lev 25 -- The Acquisition of Permanent Slaves in Lev 25 -- Problems Concerning the Claim of Supersession between the Laws -- Discerning the Similarities and Differences between Dt 15 and Lev 25 with the Legal Categorizational System -- Summary and Conclusion -- 4 Comparative Studies of ANE Slave Laws -- Terminology of Slave and the Slave Systems in the ANE -- The Terms for Slave in the ANE -- The Roles of the Household and Merchant in the Economic and Slave Systems -- The Acquisition of Slaves in the ANE -- Redemption and Termination of Enslavement -- Legal Status and Treatments of Slaves -- More Forms of Human Bondage -- Differences between Pawning for Debt and Debt Servitude -- The Grouping Methods of the ANE Laws -- Categories and Interpretations on ANE and Biblical Slave Laws -- Laws of Slave Escape -- Rewards of Returning a Runaway Slave (LU 17 -- LH 17 -- HL 22-24) and Punishments for Not Returning Runaway Slave (LL 12-13 -- LE 49- 50 -- LH 16, 18, 19, 20) -- Prohibition against a Slave Crossing through the Main City-gate (LE 51, 52 -- LH 15) -- The Grouping and Arrangement of Slave Escape Laws -- Slave Purchase and Management -- Discipline of a Rebellious Slave (LU 25-26, HL173b).
Unlawfully Taking Possession of a Slave (LE 40 -- LH 7) -- Protection of a Slave Purchaser's Right (LH 278-282 -- MAL C+G1) -- Violations against Another Person's Slave Property Rights and Punishments (LU 8, LE 31, Lev 19:20-22, LH 19, Exod 21:20-21, 26- 27, LH 205, LH 226-227, LE 55, 57, LH 252, Exod 21:32, LH 231, LL f -- LH 213-214) -- Raping Another Man's Female Slave (LU 8 -- LE 31) -- Sexual Intercourse with Another Man's Betrothed Slave Woman (Lev 19:20-22) -- Injuring Another Man's Slave (LH 199) -- Injuring One's Own Slave (Exod 21:20-21, 26-27) -- Injuring of a Free Man by a Slave (LH 205) -- Intentional and Unintentional Cutting off a Slave's Hairlock (LH 226-227) -- Incidental Death of a Slave Caused by an Animal Biting or Goring (LE 55, 57 -- LH 252 -- Exod 21:32) -- Incidental Death of a Slave Caused by a Builder's Negligence (LH 231) -- Incidental Miscarriage or Death of a Slave Woman Caused by Striking (LL f -- LH 213-214) -- Marital Issues Related to a Slave (LU 4-5 -- HL 31-36, 175 -- LH 146- 147) -- Slave Marriages to Different Social Classes (LU 4-5 -- HL 31-36, HL 175) -- A Slave Woman Bearing Children in Place of Her Mistress (LH 146-147) -- Adoption Related to a Slave Woman (LE 33-35) -- Special Cases of Slave Release (LL 14, 25-26) -- The Grouping and Arrangement of Slave Purchase and Management Laws -- Debt Servitude and Other Forms of Human Bondage -- Human Distraint (LE 22-24 -- LH 114-116) -- Debt-servitude (LH 117) -- Human Pledge (LH 118-119 -- MAL A 39, 44, 48 -- C+G 2-3, 7) -- The Grouping and Arrangement of Debt-Servitude and Human Bondage Laws -- Discerning the Similarities and Differences between ANE and Biblical Slave Laws with the Legal Categorizational System -- A Survey of Slavery between the ANE and the Modern World -- Summary and Conclusion.
5 The Laws and the Concepts of Human Rights in the ANE Law Books and in Deuteronomy -- The Differing Cosmologies of the Bible and the ANE -- Different Worldviews Presented between the Biblical and the ANE Law Books -- The Lawgivers' Spoken Words in the ANE -- The Lawgivers' Spoken Words in Deuteronomy -- The Different Position on Morality Shaping in Deuteronomy -- The Concept of Human Rights in Deuteronomy -- Summary and Conclusion -- 6 Conclusion: Summary, Contributions, and Further Avenues of Research -- The Import of This Study for Biblical Comparative Legal Studies -- Appendix A: A Compilation of Biblical and Cuneiform Law Collections -- Appendix B: Biblical and ANE Slave Laws and ANE Laws Related to Slave Issues -- Bibliography -- Index of Authors -- Index of Scripture References.
The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.
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