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Land tenure and the biblical jubilee [electronic resource] : uncovering Hebrew ethics through the sociology of knowledge / Jeffrey A. Fager.

By: Fager, Jeffrey A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 155.Publisher: Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, c1993Description: 1 online resource (135 p.).ISBN: 9780567623195 (electronic bk.); 056762319X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Jubilee (Judaism) | Land tenure -- Biblical teaching | Sociology, Biblical | Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. Old Testament | Land tenure | F�etes religieuses -- Juda�isme -- Enseignement biblique | Propri�et�e fonci�ere -- Isra�el -- Enseignement biblique | Morale juive -- Enseignement biblique | RELIGION -- Holidays -- Jewish | Wetgeving | Jubeljaar (bijbel) | Leviticus (bijbelboek) | Landhervormingen | Oudheid | Propri�et�e fonci�ere -- Aspect religieux -- Juda�isme | Propri�et�e fonci�ere -- Droit juif | Propri�et�e fonci�ere -- Moyen-Orient | Jubil�aen (Buch) | Jobeljahr | Judaism EthicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Land tenure and the biblical jubilee.DDC classification: 296.4/3 Other classification: 11.41 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Abbreviations; Part I: LAYING THE FOUNDATION; Chapter 1 THE USE OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE IN EXAMINING THE JUBILEE; Chapter 2 THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE JUBILEE; Part II: A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE JUBILEE IN THE LATE EXILIC PERIOD; Chapter 3 THE EXILE; Chapter 4 THE PRIESTS AND THEIR LITERATURE; Chapter 5 EZEKIEL; Part III: THE MORAL WORLD-VIEW OF THE JUBILEE; Chapter 6 THE OBJECTIVE MEANING; Chapter 7 THE EXPRESSIVE MEANING; Chapter 8 THE DOCUMENTARY MEANING; CONCLUSION; Appendix: The Literary Strata of Leviticus 25; Selected Bibliography; Index of References.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 126-131) and indexes.

Abbreviations; Part I: LAYING THE FOUNDATION; Chapter 1 THE USE OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE IN EXAMINING THE JUBILEE; Chapter 2 THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE JUBILEE; Part II: A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE JUBILEE IN THE LATE EXILIC PERIOD; Chapter 3 THE EXILE; Chapter 4 THE PRIESTS AND THEIR LITERATURE; Chapter 5 EZEKIEL; Part III: THE MORAL WORLD-VIEW OF THE JUBILEE; Chapter 6 THE OBJECTIVE MEANING; Chapter 7 THE EXPRESSIVE MEANING; Chapter 8 THE DOCUMENTARY MEANING; CONCLUSION; Appendix: The Literary Strata of Leviticus 25; Selected Bibliography; Index of References.

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.

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