Tobit's Religious Universe Between Kinship Loyalty and the Law of Moses

Tobit's Religious Universe Between Kinship Loyalty and the Law of Moses © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2005 Journal for the Study of Judaism, XXXVI, 2 Also available online – www.brill.nl 1 Karel Van der Toorn, Family Religion in Babylonia, Syria and Israel (Leiden: Brill 1996), 1. 2 For an up-to-date evaluation of recent scholarship on the Roman family cf. Beryl Rawson, “‘The Roman Family’ in Recent Research: State of the Question,” BI 11 (2003) 119-138. On the Greek family: Sarah B. Pomeroy, Families in Classical and Hellenistic Greece: Representations and Realities (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997). 3 Esp. Halvor Moxnes, ed., Constructing Early Christian Families (London: Routledge, 1997); Carolyn Osiek and David L. Balch, eds., Families in the New Testament World: Households and House Churches (Louisville, KY.: Westminster John Knox, 1997); David L. TOBIT’S RELIGIOUS UNIVERSE BETWEEN KINSHIP LOYALTY AND THE LAW OF MOSES  GABRIELE FAßBECK University of Alabama Summary The book of Tobit is among those Hellenistic period writings that con- vey a strong ideal of Jewish family life and family-centered religious prac- tice. Tobit highly values family loyalty as a guideline for religious behavior, but establishes the Mosaic Law as the ultimate authority overruling require- ments of family allegiance. In a world surrounded and threatened by Gentiles, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal for the Study of Judaism Brill

Tobit's Religious Universe Between Kinship Loyalty and the Law of Moses

Journal for the Study of Judaism, Volume 36 (2): 173 – Jan 1, 2005

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© 2005 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2005 Journal for the Study of Judaism, XXXVI, 2 Also available online – www.brill.nl 1 Karel Van der Toorn, Family Religion in Babylonia, Syria and Israel (Leiden: Brill 1996), 1. 2 For an up-to-date evaluation of recent scholarship on the Roman family cf. Beryl Rawson, “‘The Roman Family’ in Recent Research: State of the Question,” BI 11 (2003) 119-138. On the Greek family: Sarah B. Pomeroy, Families in Classical and Hellenistic Greece: Representations and Realities (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997). 3 Esp. Halvor Moxnes, ed., Constructing Early Christian Families (London: Routledge, 1997); Carolyn Osiek and David L. Balch, eds., Families in the New Testament World: Households and House Churches (Louisville, KY.: Westminster John Knox, 1997); David L. TOBIT’S RELIGIOUS UNIVERSE BETWEEN KINSHIP LOYALTY AND THE LAW OF MOSES  GABRIELE FAßBECK University of Alabama Summary The book of Tobit is among those Hellenistic period writings that con- vey a strong ideal of Jewish family life and family-centered religious prac- tice. Tobit highly values family loyalty as a guideline for religious behavior, but establishes the Mosaic Law as the ultimate authority overruling require- ments of family allegiance. In a world surrounded and threatened by Gentiles,

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