"If the sun shone on him" (Exodus 22:2): a different approach

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Laws concerning the theft of a farm animal presented between Exod 21:37 and 22:2b are interrupted in order to present the case of thief who is caught in the act of breaking in or afterwards (22:1–2a). Although this interruption has often been regarded as a secondary interpolation,¹ it may be no more than a digression on the subject of homicide in connection with an act of theft.² In making an argument for an interpretation of the law somewhat different from the usual one, I shall maintain that this digression manifests a pattern of legal thought that is established in...
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationBen Porat Yosef
Subtitle of host publicationStudies in the Bible and Its World, Essays in Honor of Joseph Fleishman
EditorsMichael Avioz, Omer Minka, Yael Shemesh
Place of Publication Münster
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783868352818
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

Name Alter Orient und Altes Testament

RAMBI Publications

  • RAMBI Publications
  • Bible -- Exodus -- XXII, 2 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • Jewish law -- Biblical teaching


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