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Justice and the Old Testament Prophets

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Barry Moser, The Prophet Jeremiah, relief engraving, 1998–1999

Barry Moser, The Prophet Jeremiah, detail
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“For if you truly amend your ways and your doings, if you truly execute justice one with another, if you do not oppress the alien, the fatherless or the widow, or shed innocent blood … then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your fathers forever.” —Jeremiah 7:5


 

Barry Moser, Hosea and Gomer, relief engraving, 1998–1999, detail

Barry Moser, Hosea and Gomer, detail
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“In that day … I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land; and I will make you lie down in safety. And I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy.” —Hosea 2:15–19


 

Barry Moser, The Prophet Amos, relief engraving, 1998–1999

Barry Moser, The Prophet Amos, detail
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“Because you trample upon the poor and take from him exactions of wheat, you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not dwell in them….
“For I know how many are your transgressions, and how great are your sins – you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate.” —Amos 5:11–12

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