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The Crown and the Courts

Separation of Powers in the Early Jewish Imagination

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674737105

Publication Date: 11/10/2020


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction: Law and Power in Biblical and Western Jurisprudence
  • I. Second Temple Literature
    • 1. Postbiblical Jurisprudence
    • 2. Philo’s Jurisprudence
    • 3. Qumran Literature on Kingship, Councils, and Law
    • 4. Josephus on Kingship, Theocracy, and Law
  • II. Rabbinic Literature
    • 5. Kingship and Law in Tannaitic Literature
    • 6. Juridical Models in Tannaitic Literature
    • 7. The Nasi and the Judiciary in Rabbinic Literature
  • III. Roots, Theory, Afterlife
    • 8. Formative Factors
    • 9. Ancient and Modern Jurisprudence
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index of Names and Terms
  • Index Locorum

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