Whole Truth: Rethinking Retribution in the Book of Tobit, Th Micah D. Kiel

ISBN: 9780567458858

Published: May 31st 2012

Hardcover

200 pages


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Whole Truth: Rethinking Retribution in the Book of Tobit, Th  by  Micah D. Kiel

Whole Truth: Rethinking Retribution in the Book of Tobit, Th by Micah D. Kiel
May 31st 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 200 pages | ISBN: 9780567458858 | 6.59 Mb

Micah Kiel discusses the overly simplistic nomenclature (Deuteronomistic) given to Tobits perspective on retribution and attempts to show, by coordinating it with Sirach and parts of 1 Enoch, how the books view is much more complex than isMoreMicah Kiel discusses the overly simplistic nomenclature (Deuteronomistic) given to Tobits perspective on retribution and attempts to show, by coordinating it with Sirach and parts of 1 Enoch, how the books view is much more complex than is normally asserted.Kiel argues that the return of Tobits 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.Kiels close comparison between Tobit and selected contemporaneous literature provides context and support for such narrative observations.

Sirach and parts of 1 Enoch demonstrate how authors at the time of Tobit were expressing their views of retribution in the realm of creation theology. The created order in Tobit is unruly and rises up in opposition to Gods righteous characters. By way of this quirky tale, the author of Tobit suggests that God does not function strictly according to old formulae.

Instead, a divine incursion into human reality is necessary for the reversal of suffering.



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