Land Tenure and the Biblical Jubilee: Uncovering Hebrew Ethics Through the Sociology of Knowledge

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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.
 

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Abbreviations
9
LAYING THE FOUNDATION
11
A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE JUBILEE IN THE LATE EXILIC PERIOD
37
THE MORAL WORLDVIEW OF THE JUBILEE
83
CONCLUSION
119
The Literary Strata of Leviticus 25
123
Selected Bibliography
126
Index of References
132
Index of Authors
134
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طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات

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