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Debt-slavery in Israel and the ancient Near East [electronic resource] / Gregory C. Chirichigno.

By: Chirichigno, Gregory, 1952-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 141.Publisher: Sheffield : JSOT Press, c1993Description: 1 online resource (409 p.).ISBN: 9780567590299 (electronic bk.); 0567590291 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Slavery in the Bible | Slavery (Jewish law) | Slavery -- Middle East -- History | Ndr (The Hebrew root) | Oaths | Oaths in the Bible | Peonage (Jewish law) | Slavery (Assyro-Babylonian law) | Vows | Vows in the Bible | Esclavage dans la Bible | Esclavage -- Isra�el | Esclavage -- Moyen-Orient | Esclaves -- Affranchissement -- Enseignement biblique | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament | Oude Testament | Slavernij | Oudheid | Sociale situatie | Sklaverei | Mesopotamien | Israel <Altertum> | Alter OrientGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Debt-slavery in Israel and the ancient Near East.DDC classification: 225.8306362 Other classification: 11.43 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND TO DEBT-SLAVERY IN MESOPOTAMIA; Chapter 3 THE LEGAL BACKGROUND TO DEBT-SLAVERY IN MESOPOTAMIA; Chapter 4 THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND TO DEBT-SLAVERY IN ISRAEL; Chapter 5 OLD TESTAMENT LAWS DEALING WITH CHATTEL- AND DEBT-SLAVES; Chapter 6 THE MANUMISSION LAWS OF EXODUS 21.2-6, 7-11; Chapter 7 THE MANUMISSION LAW OF DEUTERONOMY 15.12-18; Chapter 8 THE MANUMISSION LAWS OF LEVITICUS 25.39-43, 47-55; Chapter 9 CONCLUSIONS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: This original study concerns itself with the manumission laws of Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 15 and Leviticus 25. It begins with the social background to debt slavery and the socioeconomic factors encouraging the rise of debt slavery in Mesopotamia. After a comparative analysis of the Mesopotamian and biblical material Chirichigno examines the social background to debt slavery in Israel, the various slave laws in the Pentateuch (in order to delimit the chattel-slave laws from the debt-slave laws), and the biblical manumission laws themselves.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND TO DEBT-SLAVERY IN MESOPOTAMIA; Chapter 3 THE LEGAL BACKGROUND TO DEBT-SLAVERY IN MESOPOTAMIA; Chapter 4 THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND TO DEBT-SLAVERY IN ISRAEL; Chapter 5 OLD TESTAMENT LAWS DEALING WITH CHATTEL- AND DEBT-SLAVES; Chapter 6 THE MANUMISSION LAWS OF EXODUS 21.2-6, 7-11; Chapter 7 THE MANUMISSION LAW OF DEUTERONOMY 15.12-18; Chapter 8 THE MANUMISSION LAWS OF LEVITICUS 25.39-43, 47-55; Chapter 9 CONCLUSIONS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.

This original study concerns itself with the manumission laws of Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 15 and Leviticus 25. It begins with the social background to debt slavery and the socioeconomic factors encouraging the rise of debt slavery in Mesopotamia. After a comparative analysis of the Mesopotamian and biblical material Chirichigno examines the social background to debt slavery in Israel, the various slave laws in the Pentateuch (in order to delimit the chattel-slave laws from the debt-slave laws), and the biblical manumission laws themselves.

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