American Ideals 02. The Hebrew Bible, Part 1

Human dignity, justice, equality, love, and the rule of law are not alluded to specifically in the documents upon which our nation was founded, but they are implied, Dr. Konvitz explains, and it is the origins of these values with which the present course will be concerned. Much that our civilization values in the Bible comes from the way it exemplifies such ideals. In the Bible, these values are implied in this history of God’s relationship with man but not explicated. Rather they are presented as revelations exemplified in the biblical narrative that records God’s actions, God’s will, and God’s commandments to men.