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Economic keystones [electronic resource] : the weight system of the kingdom of Judah / Raz Kletter.

By: Kletter, Raz.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 276.Publisher: Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, c1998Description: 1 online resource (299 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780567344229 (electronic bk.); 0567344223 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Antiquities | Weights and measures, Jewish | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Palestine | Palestine -- Antiquities | Excavations (Archaeology | Weights and measures | Poids et mesures anciens | Poids et mesures -- Palestine -- Histoire | Juda (Royaume) -- Conditions �economiques | Palestine -- Antiquit�es | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Measurement | GewichtenGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Economic keystones.DDC classification: 389/.1/0933 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 THE HISTORY OF RESEARCH; Chapter 2 THE DATE; Chapter 3 DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS AND THE BORDERS OF JUDAH; Chapter 4 THE TYPOLOGY; Chapter 5 THE METROLOGY OF THE WEIGHTS; Chapter 6 THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT; Chapter 7 THE JUDAEAN WEIGHTS AND THE OLD TESTAMENT; Chapter 8 THE JUDAEAN WEIGHTS AND THE HEBREW OSTRACA; Chapter 9 THE JUDAEAN WEIGHTS AND OTHER NEAR-EASTERN WEIGHT SYSTEMS; Chapter 10 THE QUESTION OF ROYAL WEIGHTS; Chapter 11 THE UNINSCRIBED WEIGHTS OF JUDAH; Chapter 12 CONCLUSIONS
Summary: This book presents a full picture of the weight system of Iron Age Judah, based on archaeological finds, historical sources and biblical texts. This book offers a complete picture of the weight system of Iron Age Judah, involving a careful study of the typology, date, context, weight standards, inscription and function of hundreds of weights (with a full catalogue). As against the common view, the author suggests that all the weights belong to one system based on one basic sheqel standard. The weights are mostly not 'royal weights' and have nothing to do with Josiah's reform. The 'sheqel of th.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

This book presents a full picture of the weight system of Iron Age Judah, based on archaeological finds, historical sources and biblical texts. This book offers a complete picture of the weight system of Iron Age Judah, involving a careful study of the typology, date, context, weight standards, inscription and function of hundreds of weights (with a full catalogue). As against the common view, the author suggests that all the weights belong to one system based on one basic sheqel standard. The weights are mostly not 'royal weights' and have nothing to do with Josiah's reform. The 'sheqel of th.

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List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 THE HISTORY OF RESEARCH; Chapter 2 THE DATE; Chapter 3 DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS AND THE BORDERS OF JUDAH; Chapter 4 THE TYPOLOGY; Chapter 5 THE METROLOGY OF THE WEIGHTS; Chapter 6 THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT; Chapter 7 THE JUDAEAN WEIGHTS AND THE OLD TESTAMENT; Chapter 8 THE JUDAEAN WEIGHTS AND THE HEBREW OSTRACA; Chapter 9 THE JUDAEAN WEIGHTS AND OTHER NEAR-EASTERN WEIGHT SYSTEMS; Chapter 10 THE QUESTION OF ROYAL WEIGHTS; Chapter 11 THE UNINSCRIBED WEIGHTS OF JUDAH; Chapter 12 CONCLUSIONS

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