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Away from the Father's House [electronic resource] : the social location of Na'ar and Na'arah in Ancient Israel / Carolyn S. Leeb.

By: Leeb, Carolyn S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 301.Publisher: Sheffield : Sheffield Academic, c2000Description: 1 online resource (218 p.).ISBN: 9780567337085 (electronic bk.); 0567337081 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Judaism -- History -- To 70 A.D | Judaism | Na ar (The Hebrew word) | Sociology, Biblical | Bible. A.T. -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Juda�isme -- Histoire -- Jusqu'�a 70 | RELIGION -- Biblical Criticism & Interpretation -- Old Testament | Oude Testament | Woorden | Jongvolwassenen | Sociale statusGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Away from the Father's House.DDC classification: 221.6 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 METHODS; Chapter 3 SPECIFIC TEXTS IN THE HEBREW BIBLE: HOUSE BOYS AND FIELD HANDS; Chapter 4 FIGHTING MEN AND BATTLEFIELD ASSISTANTS; Chapter 5 DANGEROUS SITUATIONS; Chapter 6 WOMEN: UNPROTECTED AND VULNERABLE; Chapter 7 OTHER USES OF [Omited]; Chapter 8 RELATED WORDS IN OTHER LANGUAGES; Chapter 9 CONCLUSIONS; Appendix: Named [Omitted]; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: Building on the biblical narrative and on social world analysis, Leeb argues that the terms NA'AR and NA'ARAH refer to persons displaced from the father's house (BET 'AB), usually as a result of debt slavery. Hence, rather than working his father's land, and becoming in turn the head of his own household, the NA'AR, as a domestic or military servant, helps build the household of another. Less frequently, the weakness or absence of the father leads to the same, or a similar, predicament. Any woman venturing from her own household is also likely to acquire the status of a NA'ARAH. This is a nove.
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Mainly English text with some Hebrew.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [196]-206) and indexes.

Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 METHODS; Chapter 3 SPECIFIC TEXTS IN THE HEBREW BIBLE: HOUSE BOYS AND FIELD HANDS; Chapter 4 FIGHTING MEN AND BATTLEFIELD ASSISTANTS; Chapter 5 DANGEROUS SITUATIONS; Chapter 6 WOMEN: UNPROTECTED AND VULNERABLE; Chapter 7 OTHER USES OF [Omited]; Chapter 8 RELATED WORDS IN OTHER LANGUAGES; Chapter 9 CONCLUSIONS; Appendix: Named [Omitted]; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.

Building on the biblical narrative and on social world analysis, Leeb argues that the terms NA'AR and NA'ARAH refer to persons displaced from the father's house (BET 'AB), usually as a result of debt slavery. Hence, rather than working his father's land, and becoming in turn the head of his own household, the NA'AR, as a domestic or military servant, helps build the household of another. Less frequently, the weakness or absence of the father leads to the same, or a similar, predicament. Any woman venturing from her own household is also likely to acquire the status of a NA'ARAH. This is a nove.

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