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Land Tenure And The Biblical Jubile : Discovering a Moral World-view Through the Sociology of Knowledge -  Fager

Land Tenure And The Biblical Jubile

Discovering a Moral World-view Through the Sociology of Knowledge

By: Fager

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Published: 1st February 1993
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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.

ISBN: 9781850753988
ISBN-10: 1850753989
Series: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S.
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st February 1993
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 14.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1