War and Ethics in the Ancient Near East: Military Violence in Light of Cosmology and History

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Walter de Gruyter, 1. jan. 2009 - 260 sider
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The monograph considers the relationships of ethical systems in the ancient Near East through a study of warfare in Judah, Israel and Assyria in the eighth and seventh centuries BCE.  It argues that a common cosmological and ideological outlook generated similarities in ethical thinking, with kings’ military activities made morally imperative by their identification with a cosmic struggle against chaos. The research begins the discussion of ancient Near Eastern ethics outside of Israel and Judah and fills a scholarly void by placing Israelite and Judahite ethics within this context.

 

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1 Introduction
1
Part I Ideology cosmology and ethics
13
Part II Ethics and society
33
Part III Ethics and history
117
11 Conclusions
191
Backmatter
197
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Carly L. Crouch, University of Cambridge.

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