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Author Glanville, Mark R., author

Title Adopting the stranger as kindred in Deuteronomy / Mark R. Glanville
Published Atlanta : SBL Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 312 pages)
Series Ancient Israel and its literature ; number 33
Ancient Israel and its literature ; no. 33
Contents Review of the scholarship and methodology -- GR: cognates and use in other texts -- The gēr in social law -- The gēr in law of judicial procedure -- The gēr in Deuteronomy's feasts -- The gēr in Deuteronomy's framework (Deut 1-12, 27-34)
Summary "Deuteronomy addresses social contexts of widespread displacement, an issue affecting sixty-five million people today. In this book Mark R. Glanville investigates how Deuteronomy fosters the integration of the stranger as kindred into the community of Yahweh. According to Deuteronomy, displaced people are to be enfolded within the household, within the clan, and within the nation. Deuteronomy demonstrates the immense creativity that communities may invest in enfolding displaced and vulnerable people, nourishing inclusivism through social law, law of judicial procedure, communal feasting, and covenant renewal texts. Deuteronomy's call to include the stranger as kindred presents contemporary nation-states with an opportunity and a responsibility to reimagine themselves and their disposition toward displaced strangers today"-- Provided by publisher
Notes English text with some original Hebrew biblical scripture translations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 07, 2018)
Subject Bible. Deuteronomy -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Asylum, Right of -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Emigration and immigration in the Bible.
Emigration and immigration -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Strangers in the Bible.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018039721
ISBN 0884143120 (electronic book)
9780884143123 (electronic book)
(hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)