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By Joel S. Kaminsky

This ebook explores a number of biblical texts to be able 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 concentrated upon Deuteronomy and the deuteronomistic heritage, different pentateuchal and prophetic texts also are probed. specifically, sure cases of divine retribution which are company in nature are explored, and it's argued that such punishments are very common and entirely comprehensible of the fundamental theological principles which are operative in such situations. The exam turns to different biblical texts that seem to reject the concept of company divine retribution (e.g., Ezekiel 18). the following the point of interest is on even if those texts do in truth reject all kinds of company divine retribution and the way huge a shift those texts sign within the biblical figuring out of the connection among the person and the neighborhood. eventually, Kaminsky asserts that sure theological positive aspects explored during this learn can be utilized by way of these students who argue that the enlightenment proposal of individualism has to be balanced by way of a renewed philosophical and theological emphasis at the individual's accountability to the bigger society.

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2. Corporate Ideas 3. 4. 47 That these corporate ideas are invoked in order to explain some of the theologically most significant events in Israelite history points to the centrality and importance of these corporate ideas. The fact that both editions of the deuteronomistic history utilized such ideas demonstrates that not only were they employed in pre-exilic times, but that these corporate ideas continued to persist into the exilic period. Theological Analysis That corporate ideas play such a significant role within the general framework of the deuteronomistic history compels us to inquire about the deeper theological rationale behind these corporate ideas.

477-79; M. 6 7 And he set a sculpted image of Asherah that he made in the house about which the Lord had said to David and to Solomon his son, 'In this house and in Jerusalem which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel I will set my name. 8 And I will not again cause the feet of Israel to wander from the land which I gave to their ancestors, if only they will be cautious to execute all that I command them—all the Torah which my servant Moses commanded them'. 9 But they did not obey and Manasseh led them astray to do more evil than the nations that the Lord had destroyed before the Israelites.

21 which announces the coming punishment because of Manasseh's and his generation's sins. The exclusive preoccupation of these passages with Manasseh may be an accidental effect caused by their terse form. 2223a in which God removed the people of Israel from his presence because they walked in all the sins of Jeroboam. 2b-3 is modelled on the earlier passage in ch. 17. If this is true, it raises doubts about whether the passage in ch. 24 intended to focus exclusively on Manasseh, or whether it is just shorthand for the longer formula found in ch.

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