Debt and its solutions : a comparative study of the biblical jubilee year and the edict of Ammisaduqa

dc.contributor.advisorKruger, Paul A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMiner, Aaron T.en_ZA
dc.contributor.otherStellenbosch University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. of Ancient Studies.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2013.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe Edict of Ammisaduqa and the Jubilee Year legislation in Leviticus 25 provide the most extensive evidence for the debt relief tradition throughout the ancient Near East. A comparative analysis of these texts points to an indirect relationship between them based upon a common theme, debt-slavery of the head of the household, and terminology, andurārum and drr. However, the substantial differences in content between the two texts suggest that there is no direct relationship between them. In light of this analysis it is possible that the tradition of debt relief entered ancient Israel in some form at an early date and then was later re-emphasized during the late monarchic period under Neo-Assyrian influence. This possibility rests upon the debt relief tradition existing in Syro-Palestine under influence from Mari and the Hittites, as well as later under the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Internal evidence in Leviticus 25 also potentially points to an early rural situation for the origination of the Jubilee tradition.en_ZA
dc.format.extent200 pages
dc.publisherStellenbosch : Stellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.subjectEdict of Ammisaduqaen_ZA
dc.subjectDebt -- Middle East -- Historyen_ZA
dc.subjectDebt-slavery -- Ancient Israelen_ZA
dc.subjectBible. Leviticus, XXV -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.en_ZA
dc.subjectJubilee (Judaism)en_ZA
dc.subjectDissertations -- Ancient studiesen_ZA
dc.subjectTheses -- Ancient studiesen_ZA
dc.subject.otherAncient Studiesen_ZA
dc.titleDebt and its solutions : a comparative study of the biblical jubilee year and the edict of Ammisaduqaen_ZA
dc.rights.holderStellenbosch University

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