For other discussions of this and related topics, see the fine contributions of John Barton, “Understanding Old Testament Ethics,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (JSOT) 9 (1978), pp. 44–64, and “Approaches to Ethics in the Old Testament,” in Beginning Old Testament Study, ed. J. Rogerson (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1982), pp. 113–130; and Jon D. Levenson, Creation and the Persistence of Evil (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988).