|Author||Ari Mermelstein and Shalom E. Holtz|
|File size||2.9 MB|
In The Divine Courtroom in Comparative Perspective, scholars from a range of disciplines treat the various historical contexts and thematic significance of one of the most pervasive religious metaphors, the divine courtroom.
The Divine Courtroom in Comparative Perspective treatone of the most pervasive religious metaphors, that of the divine courtroom, in both its historical and thematic senses. In order to shed light on the various manifestations of the divine courtroom, this volume consists of essays by scholars of the ancient Near East, Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, early Christianity, Talmud, Islam, medieval Judaism, and classical Greek literature. Contributions to the volume primarily center upon three related facets of the divine courtroom: the role of the divine courtroom in the earthly legal system; the divine courtroom as the site of historical justice; and the divine courtroom as the venue in which God is called to answer for his own unjust acts.