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1. In Israel and Judah

. From the 10th into the 8th century bce, only a rudimentary administration can be assumed in Israel and Judah in comparison to Egypt and Mesopotamia. State income was basically produced by the royal demesne, which at the time of Hezekiah supplied provisions for fortresses (royal seal). The royal demesne was under the control of a major-domo or steward ('šr ʿl hbyt; 1 Kg…

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Knauf, Ernst A., Brauneder, Wilhelm, Germann, Michael and Ahme, Michael, “Administration”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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