Marriage Gifts and Social Change in Ancient Palestine: 1200 BCE to 200 CE

Marriage Gifts and Social Change in Ancient Palestine: 1200 BCE to 200 CE

by T. M. Lemos
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521113490

ISBN-13: 9780521113496

Pub. Date: 03/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Argues that shifts in the marriage customs of ancient Palestine were directly related to wider social changes.

Overview

Argues that shifts in the marriage customs of ancient Palestine were directly related to wider social changes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521113496
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Biblical evidence for marriage gifts; 2. Postexilic evidence for marriage gifts; 3. Anthropology and the study of marriage gifts; 4. The social structure of ancient Israel from Iron I to the Babylonian exile; 5. The social structure of Palestine in the Second Temple Period; Final analysis and conclusions; Appendix: marriage gifts among Judeans living in Babylonia during the 6th century BCE.

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