The Enemy in the Household

How should we understand biblical passages in the Pentateuch which prescribe family involvement in the execution of covenant judgments/sanctions of fellow family members? What does this say about the relationship of family relations to the covenant community as family? About family violence? Note the important new book by Caryn A. Reeder, The Enemy in the Household: Family Violence in Deuteronomy and Beyond (Baker, 2102) - who focuses attention on Deut. 13:6-11 [7-12 MT]; 21:18-21; and 22:13-21 - and for some upcoming posts here at the blog briefly interacting with Reeder's stimulating and perceptive work.

Ethics, OTMark A. GarciaComment