Land, Credit and Crisis

Land, Credit and Crisis : Agrarian Finance in the Hebrew Bible

By (author) Philippe Guillaume


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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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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 162 x 238 x 28mm | 598.74g
  • 01 Mar 2014
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Equinox Publishing Ltd
  • Sheffield
  • English
  • 1845539273
  • 9781845539276
  • 1,525,430

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Philippe Guillaume is a trained agriculturalist, theologian and biblical archaeologist, and has taught Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in Switzerland, Lebanon and England. He is currently writing a Habilitationsschrift at the University of Berne.

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