Biblical property law was concerned less with the efficient use and transfer of commercial assets than with protecting the rights of the family to the sources of their economic survival. This important survey explores the legal link between property and family in the Bible, whether through the general law of inheritance or through special institutions such as redemption, the levirate and the sabbatical and jubilee years. It brings together the author's existing contributions, previously published in disparate law journals, to which have been added several unpublished studies and a general introduction.
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- Comprehensive studies on property rights, inheritance, and obligations in Biblical law
- Careful examination of the practice of justice in ancient Israel
- All Scripture references are linked to the Bibles in your library
- Title: Property and the Family in Biblical Law
- Authors: Raymond Westbrook
- Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
- Publication Date: 2009
- Pages: 177
About Raymond Westbrook
Raymond Westbrook was Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University.