Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

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The death penalty in classical Judaism has been a highly politicized subject in modern scholarship. Enlightenment attacks on the Talmud's legitimacy led scholars to use the Talmud's criminal law as evidence for its elevated morals. But even more pressing was the need to prove Jews' innocence of the charge of killing Christ. The reconstruction of a just Jewish death penalty was a defense against the accusation that a corrupt Jewish court was responsible for the death of Christ. In Execution and Invention , Beth A. ...

Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195179194

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