Hebrew Ethics: Radical in the Ancient Near East, Yet So Familiar to Us

In this episode, Dru talks with Dr. Unterman about biblical teaching on ethics. They discuss ancient notions of justice, law-keeping, fickle gods, and the treatment of foreigners across the Near East. Unterman highlights the specific and unusual features of Hebraic thought that have also informed our modern Western ethics more than we might realize. 

Jeremiah Unterman is a resident scholar at the Herzl Institute, Jerusalem. He is the author of Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized EthicsFrom Repentance to Redemption: Jeremiah’s Thought in Transition, and numerous scholarly articles.

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