Achaemenid Understanding of Law and Justice in Darius I’s Tomb Inscriptions: Are There Any Connections with Hebrew Bible Pentateuchal Conceptions?

@article{Jonker2019AchaemenidUO,
  title={Achaemenid Understanding of Law and Justice in Darius I’s Tomb Inscriptions: Are There Any Connections with Hebrew Bible Pentateuchal Conceptions?},
  author={Louis C. Jonker},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament},
  year={2019},
  volume={33},
  pages={24 - 41}
}
  • L. Jonker
  • Published 2 January 2019
  • History
  • Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament
ABSTRACT Sections of the so-called Fürstenspiegel (DNb), an inscription on the rock face of Darius I’s tomb at Naqš i-Ruštam, are seen by scholars as a clear expression of royal Achaemenid legal and ethical understanding. An area which is still under-investigated in biblical scholarship is whether this imperial understanding, which undoubtedly was well-disseminated in other parts of the empire, also had an influence on the formulation of legal and ethical traditions in the Hebrew Bible… 

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