The Book of the Covenant

Cynthia Edenburg

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The Book of the Covenant is widely considered the earliest collection of biblical law, with origins going back to the period of the monarchy. However, scholars are divided on many questions, such as whether the Book of the Covenant comprises all of Exodus 20:22–24:1 or only discrete sections of this block; the degree of the Book of the Covenant’s literary unity; and the purpose of the original collection and its social and historical setting. This chapter provides an overview of the problems, and discusses directions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Biblical Law
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2019

RAMBI publications

  • Bible -- Exodus -- XX, 22-XXIII, 19 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • Jewish law -- Biblical teaching


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