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»Du sollst nicht töten!«: »Ehrfurcht vor dem Leben« in Ethik und Recht des Alten Testaments


Krüger, Thomas (1994). »Du sollst nicht töten!«: »Ehrfurcht vor dem Leben« in Ethik und Recht des Alten Testaments. Zeitschrift für evangelische Ethik, 38(1):17-30.

Abstract

There exists a tension between the categorical prohibition of killing in the Decalogue and the claim for or toleration of homicide, and of killing animals, in other passages of the Old Testament. This tension can be made understandable if we see in the Decalogue an attempt to formulate the ethical foundations of given legal bases. The ethica/ dictate of not killing seems to have given an impulse to the development of the law to Iimit bloodshed as much as possible. The conviction that bloodshed can only be ))atoned for<< by renewed bloodshed expresses a >>reverence for Iife<< which sets free and, at the same time, restricts the tendency to avoid bloodshed in the ethics and laws of the Old Testament

Abstract

There exists a tension between the categorical prohibition of killing in the Decalogue and the claim for or toleration of homicide, and of killing animals, in other passages of the Old Testament. This tension can be made understandable if we see in the Decalogue an attempt to formulate the ethical foundations of given legal bases. The ethica/ dictate of not killing seems to have given an impulse to the development of the law to Iimit bloodshed as much as possible. The conviction that bloodshed can only be ))atoned for<< by renewed bloodshed expresses a >>reverence for Iife<< which sets free and, at the same time, restricts the tendency to avoid bloodshed in the ethics and laws of the Old Testament

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Language:German
Date:1 January 1994
Deposited On:11 Oct 2018 17:44
Last Modified:24 Nov 2018 02:54
Publisher:Gütersloher Verlagshaus
ISSN:0044-2674
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.14315/zee-1994-0105
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicencegruyter1014315zee19940105 (Library Catalogue)

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