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Bibil Identifier bibil:213186
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Group Identity of the Human Beneficiaries in the Sabbatical Year (Lev 25:6)
Author Kim, Sun-Jong
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 61, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 71-81 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract According to the sabbatical year law in Leviticus, the land of Israel must lie fallow during one year after six years of cultivation (Lev 25:2-5). During this sabbatical year, people may eat without cultivating the land (Lev 25:6). When we consider the human beneficiaries of this law, it is noted that not only the Israelites but also non-Israelites are included. In this respect an important question arises: do the beneficiaries constitute a particular social institution, or are they social categories chosen ad hoc by the author? In this contribution, we will make a proposal as to the group identity of the human beneficiaries in the sabbatical year law in Lev 25:6.
DOI 10.1163/156853311X542123
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Identity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sabbatical Year
Pericopes Leviticus 25,2-25,7
Exodus 23,10-23,11
Deuteronomy 15,17-15,18
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