Economic keystones : the weight system of the kingdom of Judah / Raz Kletter.
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- ISBN: 9780567344229
- ISBN: 0567344223
- ISBN: 1850759200
- ISBN: 9781850759201
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (299 pages) : illustrations.
- Publisher: Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1998.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 THE HISTORY OF RESEARCH; Chapter 2 THE DATE; Chapter 3 DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS AND THE BORDERS OF JUDAH; Chapter 4 THE TYPOLOGY; Chapter 5 THE METROLOGY OF THE WEIGHTS; Chapter 6 THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT; Chapter 7 THE JUDAEAN WEIGHTS AND THE OLD TESTAMENT; Chapter 8 THE JUDAEAN WEIGHTS AND THE HEBREW OSTRACA; Chapter 9 THE JUDAEAN WEIGHTS AND OTHER NEAR-EASTERN WEIGHT SYSTEMS; Chapter 10 THE QUESTION OF ROYAL WEIGHTS; Chapter 11 THE UNINSCRIBED WEIGHTS OF JUDAH; Chapter 12 CONCLUSIONS.
|Summary:|| 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 th.
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