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Title: How Can Love Be Commanded?
Subtitle: On Not Reading Lev 19,17-18 as Law
Author(s): AKIYAMA, Kengo
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 98    Issue: 1   Date: 2017   
Pages: 1-9
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.98.1.3197381

Abstract :
This article argues that the command to love the neighbour in Lev 19,18 is best read as a wisdom-law. The article problematises the common forensic reading of Lev 19,17-18, identifying some interpretative issues in viewing the love command as a legal mandate. It then suggests an alternative interpretative framework, drawing on the insights of narratological and genre studies.

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