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How Torah Revolutionized Political Theory

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/books/article/how_torah_revolutionized_political_theory_20090211

Why do we read the Bible? For religion to be sure, but also for politics. After all, unlike the New Testament, which was written in the era of Roman rules and did not have to offer prescriptions for governance (the Romans handled all that), the Bible was a manual not only for individual piety, but also for setting up a society. What does it teach that the surrounding worlds did not know?

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