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Old Testament Ethics
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ОТ revelation has its historical origins and progresses gradually. Incomplete in itself, it finds its conclusion and completion in the NT. There is a corresponding development in ОТ ethics. It is seen from the outset to be inseparably connected with ОТ religion and to be fundamentally aimed at making human behaviour conform to the will of Yahweh. The more clearly God’s personal will is recognized in its authoritative claim upon all spheres of life the more exalted does the ethiçal message become…

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Walter Kornfeld, “Old Testament Ethics”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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