By Jack Pastor
Land and economic system in historical Palestine is a learn of the commercial crises in the course of the moment Temple interval. It establishes that the only issue of the economic climate which united all features of lifestyles in historic society was once land.
Through learn of a wide selection of assets, together with the recent testomony and classical authors, Jack Pastor seems at who owned land, and the way they got here to own it. He examines a number of the ramifications of landownership in historical society to check its influence on livelihoods, govt regulations and sales. a different emphasis is put on debt and famine as social and financial issues of ties to the landholding structure.
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100 Verses 112–13 describe the prosperous state of the agriculture, and are a continuation of verses 107–11. The whole point of the narrative is to highlight the diligence with which the Jews in Judea work their land. The inference is that the Jews are cultivating their own lands, not that they are dependent labor on the lands of Ptolemaic settlers. Therefore, Jerusalem was the city of the ethnos of the Jews in Judea. It was semi-autonomous, living according to the traditional laws, having a cityterritory, and living under the authority of the High Priest.
The prince shall not take from the inheritance of the people. Here we have a clear reference to the granting of estates to royal servants, with the proviso that the land never really leaves the ultimate ownership of the crown. Another hint of large tracts of royal land prior to the Hellenistic period might be II Chron. g. 37 The seal impressions bring us to the evidence from the Ptolemaic era for royal estates. 39 There are other archaeological indications for royal estates, although they are not for the most part from Judea.
He arrived in Judah as a self-proclaimed, but royally appointed reformer. One of his major aims was to bring about an unpopular religious reform. 55 Consequently, unlike Smith, we do not feel that Nehemiah made overtures to the poor because they were Yahwehists, but rather, that by enlisting them in his cause he ensured that they would become Yahwehist. Likewise, the building of the wall can be seen not as a burden on the poor, but as a public works program that aided those who were otherwise at the mercy of the wealthy.