Repentance in the Torah involved restitution for the wronged, responsibility from and grace for the wrongdoer, and justice within the whole community.
Humans construct a social order that reflects or corresponds to some kind of sacred order. The Sinai covenant and the book of Judges illustrate this truth.
The People-Forming Passover in ExodusJune 16, 2020
CHT Fellow Dr. Joshua Berman discusses the difference between modern notions of law and how law functioned in the ancient Near East, including within the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).
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