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Landownership Rights in the Old Testament.
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[German Version]

The law of landownership in ancient Israel – regulations governing allocation or acquisition, inheritance, and sale of real property – must be reconstructed in part from narrative and prophetic texts. Hence the historical process by which the clans and tribes of Israel came into possession of their land remains obscure. The description of the distribution of the land by lots in Josh 13ff. and some passages in the prophets (Mic 2:5; Amos 7:17) may reflect a historical process in ea…

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Fleischer, Gunther, “Landownership Rights in the Old Testament.”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02178>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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