The "Whole Truth"
Rethinking Retribution in the Book of Tobit
||Kiel, Micah D.|
|Series title:||The Library of Second Temple Studies|
|Publication Date:||Jan 2014|
| Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
| Imprint:||Bloomsbury T&T Clark|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $39.95|
| Book Description: |
Micah Kiel discusses the overly simplistic nomenclature ('Deuteronomistic') given to Tobit's perspective on retribution and attempts to show, by coordinating it with Sirach and parts of 1 Enoch, how the book's view is much more complex than is normally asserted.
Kiel argues that the return of Tobit's sight is a catalyst that ushers in new theological insight, specifically, that the world does not run to the tightly mechanized scheme of act and consequence. Kiel's close...