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Peasants, Prophets, and Political Economy: The Hebrew Bible and Social Analysis
Chaney, Marvin L.

Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017 pp. xix + 295. $37.00


Description: Contents 1 Ancient Palestinian Peasant Movements and the Formation of Premonarchic Israel 2 Joshua 3 Coveting Your Neighbor's House in Social Context 4 Systemic Study of the Israelite Monarchy 5 Debt Easement in Israelite History and Tradition 6 The Political Economy of Peasant Poverty 7 Bitter Bounty: The Dynamics of Political Economy Critiqued by the Eighth-Century Prophets 8 Whose Sour Grapes? The Addressees of Isaiah 5:1-7 9 Accusing Whom of What? Hosea's Rhetoric of Promiscuity 10 Producing Peasant Poverty: Debt Instruments in Amos 2:6b-8, 13-16 11 Micah--Models Matter: Political Economy and Micah 6:9-15 12 Review of Roland Boer, The Sacred Economy

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Social-Scientific Approaches

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Review by Victor H. Matthews
Published 7/12/2018
Citation: Victor H. Matthews, review of Marvin L. Chaney, Peasants, Prophets, and Political Economy: The Hebrew Bible and Social Analysis, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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