Dr. Bernon Lee (pictured), assistant professor of Old Testament in the Department of Religious Studies of Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana, has published his essay, “Diachrony and Exegesis: Reading Exodus 21:18-27.”
The point of the essay is how to interpret specific regulations in the law code of the Old Testament, in this case, if there is a quarrel between two people with one striking the other with a fist or a stone. What must the guilty party pay for the other’s loss of time and healing? And how are the consequences different if the injured party is a slave?
The article is published in From Babel to Babylon:Essays on Biblical History and Literature in Honour of Brian Peckham. Edited by J.Rilett-Wood, J. E. Harvey, and M. Leuchter. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 455. New York/London: T & T Clark, 2006.