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Alien in Israelite Law: A Study of the Changing Legal Status of Strangers in Ancient Israel
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Alien in Israelite Law: A Study of the Changing Legal Status of Strangers in Ancient Israel

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Sheffield Academic Press 1991

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Overview

As one of the first systematic and critical reconstructions of the history of the social class of aliens in ancient society, this study develops new insights gained from the sociological approach to biblical literature. As Israel developed from tribal society to state, from state to confessional community, and from confessional community to province, the identity and legal status of the alien developed in a concomitant way. Laws which initially afforded the alien only partial social and cultic inclusion in the pre-exilic period eventually required complete equality between the alien and Israelite in the postexilic period.

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Key Features

  • Comprehesive history of alien social class in Israel
  • Explanation of legal and social status of aliens
  • All Scripture references are linked to the Bibles in your library

Product Details

  • Title: Alien in Israelite Law: A Study of the Changing Legal Status of Strangers in Ancient Israel
  • Author: Christiana van Houten
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 200

About Christiana van Houten

Christiana van Houten is professor of religion at Calvin College.

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