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"Öga för öga, tand för tand" - en biblisk vedergällningslag?

Wenemark, Annika LU (2013) TEOK51 20131
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The focus of this essay is the famous (or infamous) expression “An eye for an eye”, lex talionis, which is found in each of the biblical legal corpora in the Tanakh. A series of different interpretations are examined and systematized in categories in order to see how the expression, as it is used in the Tanakh, has been interpreted in antiquity as well as in modern times. The result is that there is no obvious development over time where it is possible to see that one interpretation has taken the place of another. Rather it seems like there are still several different interpretations today as there have been historically and the different starting points are very important for the results of the different interpretations. “An eye for an... (More)
The focus of this essay is the famous (or infamous) expression “An eye for an eye”, lex talionis, which is found in each of the biblical legal corpora in the Tanakh. A series of different interpretations are examined and systematized in categories in order to see how the expression, as it is used in the Tanakh, has been interpreted in antiquity as well as in modern times. The result is that there is no obvious development over time where it is possible to see that one interpretation has taken the place of another. Rather it seems like there are still several different interpretations today as there have been historically and the different starting points are very important for the results of the different interpretations. “An eye for an eye” has been interpreted in anti-Jewish ways which is also discussed in the essay. (Less)
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author
Wenemark, Annika LU
supervisor
organization
course
TEOK51 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
lex talionis, retaliation, "an eye for an eye", anti-Jewish interpretation
language
Swedish
id
4016766
date added to LUP
2013-09-05 14:07:23
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2013-09-05 14:07:23
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  abstract     = {The focus of this essay is the famous (or infamous) expression “An eye for an eye”, lex talionis, which is found in each of the biblical legal corpora in the Tanakh. A series of different interpretations are examined and systematized in categories in order to see how the expression, as it is used in the Tanakh, has been interpreted in antiquity as well as in modern times. The result is that there is no obvious development over time where it is possible to see that one interpretation has taken the place of another. Rather it seems like there are still several different interpretations today as there have been historically and the different starting points are very important for the results of the different interpretations. “An eye for an eye” has been interpreted in anti-Jewish ways which is also discussed in the essay.},
  author       = {Wenemark, Annika},
  keyword      = {lex talionis,retaliation,"an eye for an eye",anti-Jewish interpretation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Öga för öga, tand för tand" - en biblisk vedergällningslag?},
  year         = {2013},
}