1 of 3 more: Moby Oath-Forming for Deuteronomy
I'm working on Mobys, that is, works of culture that relate to books of the Bible as one says 'Moby Dick,’ with its details, relates to Leviticus. I've written a little about this on my Wall and at chuckhartmanhistoryconductor--it's a form of evangelism and discipling for this culture. Please tell me about your work.
I have 7 forms, and now 8. The 8th is a search for oath-forming, as Harold Berman writes about in 'Law and Revolution'. He cites the medieval Truce of God, and the formation of cities in @ 12th century by such mutual oath-taking.
Example: For Deuteronomy, Dorsey in 'Literary Structure of the Old Testament' writes that structurally, the laws of Deuteronomy are related to avoiding the many trouble of Jacob. That's not all, of course, for Deuteronomy is an application of the Decalogue given on Sinai, surely. (Jordan: 'Covenant Sequence in Leviticus and Deuteronomy' free online at www.garynorth.com/freebooks).
So, it'd be: Jacob’s troubles/Deuteronomy/AllThatTowardATotalOath-TakingForOurTime.
This would be 'true speech,' when one's life is put behind one's words.
ERH said we would lose the ability to speak (true speech) in America--and lack of declarations of war, and thus the inability to 'make peace' has come upon us politically.
Love in King Jesus,
Charlie 'times are spoken' Hartman
PS: This will be more articulated the next time through.