Land Credit And Crisis

Author: Philippe Guillaume
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315478315
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Land, Credit and Crisis presents a new understanding of the financial culture of the Bible. Biblical Palestine was characterized by an over-abundance of arable land combined with a chronic lack of manpower and agricultural credit - circumstances which lead to much prophetic fulminating against merchants and the rich. The book reveals how the financial instruments and institutions of the time reflected a tough economic realism and argues that the image of the biblical prophet as a champion of social justice must be revised.

The Land Of Canaan In The Late Bronze Age

Author: Lester L. Grabbe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567672824
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This volume provides a series of contributions on the crucial aspects relating to the Bible and the Late Bronze Age period. The volume is introduced with a background essay surveying the main areas of history and current scholarship relating to Late Bronze Age Palestine and to the Egyptian New Kingdom (Dynasties 18-20) domination of the region, as well as the question of the biblical account of the same geographical area and historical period. Specific chapters address a range of key concerns: the history of Egypt's dealing with Canaan is surveyed in chapters by Grabbe and Dijkstra. The Amarna texts are also dealt with by Lemche, Mayes and Grabbe. The archaeology is surveyed by van der Steen. The Merenptah Stela mentioning Israel is of considerable interest and is discussed especially by Dijkstra. This leads on to the burning question of the origins of Israel which several of the contributors address. Another issue is whether the first Israelite communities practised egalitarianism, an issue taken up by Guillaume, with a response by Kletter.

Economics In Persian Period Biblical Texts

Author: Peter Altmann
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161548130
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La 4e de jaquette porte : "How did the biblical texts respond to new economic developments in the Persian-period (6th-4th centuries BCE) ? In this study, Peter Altmann traces the economic history and identity implications of economics in the biblical texts."

Peasants Prophets And Political Economy

Author: Marvin L. Chaney
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532604424
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Contents 1 Ancient Palestinian Peasant Movements and the Formation of Premonarchic Israel 2 Joshua 3 Coveting Your Neighbor’s House in Social Context 4 Systemic Study of the Israelite Monarchy 5 Debt Easement in Israelite History and Tradition 6 The Political Economy of Peasant Poverty 7 Bitter Bounty: The Dynamics of Political Economy Critiqued by the Eighth-Century Prophets 8 Whose Sour Grapes? The Addressees of Isaiah 5:1–7 9 Accusing Whom of What? Hosea’s Rhetoric of Promiscuity 10 Producing Peasant Poverty: Debt Instruments in Amos 2:6b–8, 13–16 11 Micah—Models Matter: Political Economy and Micah 6:9–15 12 Review of Roland Boer, The Sacred Economy

Wo Gott Sich Auf Die Armen Einl Sst

Author: Johannes Bremer
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3847003291
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In verschiedenen Ausprägungen stellen armentheologische Aussagen eine der Hauptlinien des gesamten Psalmenbuchs dar. Die Auseinandersetzung mit einem sozialen und einem metaphorischen Verständnis der verschiedenen Aussagen ermöglicht es dem vorliegenden Band, die wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Verhältnisse Judas zur achämenidischen Zeit (538–332 v. Chr.) zu untersuchen. In drei Kapiteln arbeitet der Autor die schriftlichen und materiellen Hinterlassenschaften der Provinz Yehud zu biblischen, archäologischen und numismatischen Zeugnissen auf und offenbart an der Armentheologie der Psalmen eine Verschärfung der sozialökonomischen Situation im Laufe der achämenidischen Zeit.

Announcements Of Plot In Genesis

Author: Laurence A. Turner
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1556357338
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This volume investigates the plots of the Genesis stories. Rather than fragmenting Genesis into hypothetical sources and reading each in isolation from the others, as has often been the case in scholarship, this final-form reading exposes the coherence and complexity of the book. In particular, the initial announcements of plot, prefacing each major block of the book are shown to exercise an intimate yet surprising influence over the narratives they govern. The seemingly naive stories of Genesis, when read wholistically, offer profound insights into the interplay between divine providence and human free will.

Land And Calendar

Author: Philippe Guillaume
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567322009
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Examines the notion of the land and its conquest, important subjects today for the formation of the Pentateuch.

Sacred Worlds

Author: Chris Park
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113487734X
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This book, the first in the field for two decades, looks at the relationships between geography and religion. It represents a synthesis of research by geographers of many countries, mainly since the 1960s. No previous book has tackled this emerging field from such a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, and never before have such a variety of detailed case studies been pulled together in so comparative or illuminating a way. Examples and case studies have been drawn from all the major world religions and from all continents from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Major themes covered in the book include the distribution of religion and the processes by which religion and religious ideas spread through space and time. Some of the important links between religion and population are also explored. A great deal of attention is focused on the visible manifestations of religion on the cultural landscape, including landscapes of worship and of death, and the whole field of sacred space and religious pilgrimage.

Bible And Justice

Author: Matthew J. M. Coomber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134939426
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The Bible contains a variety of passages that defend the poor and champion the cause of the oppressed, but are these ancient texts able to find a voice in confronting injustice in the modern world? 'Bible and Justice' examines the ways in which the Bible can speak to contemporary poverty, environmental issues, and state-sponsored violence, whilst exploring the difficulties that arise when ancient concepts of justice are applied to modern ideals. The book covers a range of topics from human rights to deaf biblical interpretation and from hospitality to corporate globalization. Broad and accessible, 'Bible and Justice' will be an invaluable resource for students of religious and biblical studies.