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Bibil Identifier bibil:222430
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Foreign Marriages and Citizenship in Persian Period Judah
Author Oswald, Wolfgang
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 12, Issue: 6)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 1-17 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The prohibition of foreign marriages in the HB disqualifies both, wives and their offspring. Similar laws from Greek cities suggest that membership in the popular assembly was the problem behind, since sons of citizens gained citizenship rights when of age. Wealthy people were able to enhance their stance by marrying several wives. The parallel development suggests that Persian period Israel was organized like Greek cities: as an association of persons. Such polities need to control membership.
DOI 10.5508/jhs.2012.v12.a6
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Marriage
Pericopes Ezra 9-10
Exodus 34,15-34,16
Deuteronomy 7,1-7,5
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