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Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

by Catherine Hezser
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199280865
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/16/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Catherine Hezser is Reader in Middle Eastern Religion at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Table of Contents

I.The Status of Slaves
1. The Denationalization of Slaves
2. The Slave as Chattel and Human Being
3. Women, Slaves, and Minors
4. Hierarchical Equations and Differentiations
5. Between Slavery and Freedom
6. Summary
II. Slaves and the Family
1. Slaves within the Household
2. Master-Slave Relationships
3. Prostitutes and Concubines
4. Power Relationships
5. Summary
III. Slaves and the Economy
1. The Sources of Slaves
2. The Acquisition and Sale of Slaves
3. Slaves as Intermediaries in Business Transactions
4. The Location of Slaves in Ancient Jewish Society
5. The Manumission of Slaves
6. Summary
IV. The Symbolic Significance of Slavery
1. Slavery as Metaphor
2. Slave Parables
3. Slavery and the Exodus Experience
4. Summary

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