Land, Credit and Crisis : Agrarian Finance in the Hebrew Bible Hardback
Part of the BibleWorld series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2014
- Category: Classical history / classical civilisation
- ISBN: 9781845539276
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