Land, Credit and Crisis presents a new understanding of the financial culture of the Bible. Biblical Palestine was characterized by an over-abundance of arable land combined with a chronic lack of manpower and agricultural credit - circumstances which lead to much prophetic fulminating against merchants and the rich. The book reveals how the financial instruments and institutions of the time reflected a tough economic realism and argues that the image of the biblical prophet as a champion of social justice must be revised.
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|Size: ||13.8 MB|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781315478319 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|