Laws of Government: Agreements under false pretences

Posted by Levi Cooper on June 17, 2020
Topics: A Shot of Torah

Laws of Government 11: Agreements under false pretences
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What about a promise made under false pretences? Is there any reason to think that even such an agreement should be honoured? Perhaps the Gibeonites (Joshua, chapter 9) or King Saul (II Samuel, chapter 21) might have something to say about this…

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About Levi Cooper

Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more.

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