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Virtue in Formative Judaism
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For Judaism, the account of virtue begins in the Torah's picture of world order based on God's virtue, not the virtue of humanity. God's traits of justice and equity, love and compassion, form the model for those of God's creatures. Moreover, the Torah knows humanity as the children of Adam via Noah to Abraham. Accordingly, Judaism…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Virtue in Formative Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0192>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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