Abstract

The essay shows how a biblical theology approach can be helpful in delineating OT ethics for the Christian. Using the exemplar of Leviticus 19, the legal regulations are set in spiraling contexts of law generally, covenant, story, and Jesus/the NT. From the conceptual context, specific guidelines are suggested for Christian ethics: paradigm (deriving from story), principles (based on law), and precedent (following Jesus and the NT).

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