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Bibil Identifier bibil:245168
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Economics in Persian-Period Biblical Texts
Title (English, ) Their Interactions with Economic Developments in the Persian Period and Earlier Biblical Traditions
Author Altmann, Peter
Series Forschungen zum Alten Testament (Volume: 109)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature XA 577/109
Place 221.08
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-154813-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
342 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Large-scale economic change such as the rise of coinage occurred during the Persian-dominated centuries (6th –4th centuries BCE) in the Eastern Mediterranean and ancient Near East. How do the biblical texts of the time respond to such developments?
In this study, Peter Altmann lays out foundational economic conceptions from the ancient Near East and earlier biblical traditions in order to show how Persian-period biblical texts build on these traditions to address the challenges of their day. Economic issues are central to the way that Ezra and Nehemiah approach the topics of temple building and of Judean self-understanding. Economic terminology and considerations also appear in Second Isaiah and the “Holiness Code.” Following significant interaction with the material culture and extra-biblical texts, the author devotes special attention to the ascendancy of economics and its theological and identity implications as structuring metaphors for divine action and human community in the Persian period.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Persia
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Persian Period : Ezra
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Persian Period : Nehemiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Ezra
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Nehemiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Economy
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