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Bibil Identifier bibil:247514
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Jerusalem in the Achaemenid Period
Title (English, ) The Relationship between Temple and Agriculture in the Book of Haggai
Author Kim, Jieun
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 44591
Place 223.990.08
Publishing house Peter Lang
Place Oxford et al.
ISBN 978-3-0343-2210-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
287 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract This is the first book to explore the importance of agriculture in relation to the restoration of the Jerusalem temple in the Book of Haggai during the Achaemenid period. Scholars discussing the rebuilding of the temple have mainly focused on the political and social context. Additionally, the missions of Ezra and Nehemiah have been used as a basis for analysing the economy of postexilic Judah. This has, however, understated the wider socio-economic significance of the temple by disregarding the agricultural capacity of Judah.
The Book of Haggai is primarily concerned with agriculture and the temple. This analysis of Haggai includes an examination of the temple’s reconstruction from a historical and economic point of view, with agriculture playing a central role. Archaeological records are examined and show that prized commodities such as olives and grapes were produced in and around Jerusalem in large quantities and exported all over the ancient Near East.
This book is intended to shed new light on the value of agriculture for the people of Judah and the whole imperial economy. It also presents a new interpretation of the Book of Haggai and a new perspective on the temple economy in Jerusalem.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Haggai
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Agriculture
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Economy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Jerusalem
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