COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF THE ANCIENT HEBREWS; WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND GOVERNMENT
Item #: 59659
Pages: xvi, 640 pp.
Published: New York; G.P. Putnam & Co.; 1853. Reprinted in 2006.
Subjects: JEWISH LAW
Wines begins with the assumption that "next to the birthand mission of Jesus Christ, the existence and institutionsof the Hebrew people are the most important event inuniversal history" (Preface, iii). His exploration of theHebraic experience finds a senate, commons and ChiefMagistrate. He stresses the divine origin of theseinstitutions throughout and stresses their relation to thecurrent social and legal order. Though marred by faultyhistory and anachronism the spirit of his argument was quiteappealing to contemporary readers; among those who expressedtheir admiration for this work were Benjamin Butler, LeviWoodbury and William Kent.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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