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Economic Keystones: The Weight System of the Kingdom of Judah (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

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This book presents a full picture of the weight system of Iron Age Judah, based on archaeological finds, historical sources and biblical texts. This book offers a complete picture of the weight system of Iron Age Judah, involving a careful study of the typology, date, context, weight standards, inscription and function of hundreds of weights (with a full catalogue). As against the common view, the author suggests that all the weights belong to one system based on one basic sheqel standard. The weights are mostly not 'royal weights' and have nothing to do with Josiah's reform. The 'sheqel of the sanctuary' was never used in practice in First-Temple Judah. The study leads to new insights about the relation of the Judaean system to other weight systems, as well as about international trade and the economy of the Kingdom of Judah.

Product Specifications

Author
Raz Kletter
Binding
Hardcover
Creator
  • Andrew Mein Series Editor
  • Claudia V. Camp Series Editor
EAN
9781850759201
EANList
  • 9781850759201
Edition
1
ISBN
1850759200
ItemDimensions
  • 850 hundredths-inches
  • 550 hundredths-inches
  • 132 Hundredths Pounds
  • 75 hundredths-inches
Label
Sheffield Academic Press
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Sheffield Academic Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
299
PackageDimensions
  • 94 hundredths-inches
  • 921 hundredths-inches
  • 132 Hundredths Pounds
  • 622 hundredths-inches
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
1998-09-01
Publisher
Sheffield Academic Press
ReleaseDate
1998-09-01
Studio
Sheffield Academic Press
Title
Economic Keystones: The Weight System of the Kingdom of Judah (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)
isbn-13-20
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