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Biblical Law and the Origins of Western Justice

History 3011 - Spring 2021

This course will explore how law developed from the earliest periods of human history and how religious ideas and social institutions shaped law. The course will also illuminate how biblical law was influenced by earlier cultures and how the ancient Israelites reshaped the law they inherited. It will further analyze the impact of biblical law on Western culture and will investigate how the law dealt with those of different social classes and ethnic groups, and we will probe how women were treated by the law. Please note: L75 5012 is intended for graduate students only.
Course Attributes: EN HBU HumBU EthAS HUMAS LCD

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Biblical Law and the Origins of Western Justice
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