Constituting the Community

Studies on the Polity of Ancient Israel in Honor of S. Dean McBride, Jr.

Edited by John T. Strong, Steven S. Tuell

Hardback - £47.95

Publication date:

30 June 2005

Length of book:

344 pages



ISBN-13: 9781575060781

This fresh collection of essays honors the life and work of Professor Dean McBride. Revolving around the theme of polity in ancient Israel, this festschrift addresses many aspects of ancient Israelite society, organization, and political affairs. The 15 contributors discuss themes such as “justice,” “self-definition,” “ethnicity,” “constitutionalism,” “reform,” and “community,” as understood over the course of time in the books of Moses, the Prophets, and the Writings.