Land Tenure and the Biblical Jubilee: Uncovering Hebrew Ethics Through the Sociology of Knowledge
A&C Black, 01/02/1993 - 135 من الصفحات
The biblical jubilee represents one of the most radical programmes for land reform from the ancient Near East, yet it was never practised in ancient Israel. What then is the meaning of this sacred law that was never enforced? This cogently argued book attempts to answer that question by using the tools of sociological analysis. Fager examines three levels of meaning within the jubilee legislation, which was produced by the priestly intellectuals during the period of exile. The actual words of the text carry one meaning and the priests intended a slightly different meaning, but underlying both was a moral world view that guided them. The laws of the biblical jubilee thus enable us to examine the deepest level of the ancient Israelites' understanding of land and justice.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات
able actually addition allotted allowed ancient appears attempt authority Babylonian become believes Berger Bible Biblical Jubilee cities claims clear Code concept Construction David debt dependent distribution divine early economic Edited ethics event examine example exile existence expressed Ezekiel function hand Hebrew holy hope Human implies important indicates individual institution intended interest Interpretation Israel Israelite Jerusalem jubilee legislation king knowledge land tenure laws Leviticus 25 living maintain Marxism material meaning monarchy moral Motive North noted objective observed Old Testament original ownership particular past period Persian persons Philadelphia points political possible present Press priestly priests produce proper prophet reality refers reform regulations religious responsibility Restoration rule sacred share social society Sociology structure temple theological tradition tribal tribes understanding University vision world-view Yahweh Yahwistic Zimmerli