1. Expenses and Incomes

The Economy of Deuteronomy's Core - Philippe Guillaume

Philippe Guillaume [+-]
University of Berne
Philippe Guillaume (PhD Geneva 2002, Habilitation Berne 2011) is Lecturer at the University of Berne. His latest monograph is co-authored with Ernst Axel Knauf, A History of Biblical Israel (Equinox, 2016). With Diana Edelman, he is involved in the study of various aspects of the Deuteronomic economy.


Chapter 1 constructs the balance sheet of the typical Deuteronomic farmer on the basis of the transactions mentioned or presupposed in Deuteronomy 12–26: expenses (tithes, firstlings, priestly dues, first-fruits, loses resulting from different weight systems and silver exchange, remission of debts, end of contract gifts, wages, interests), savings (self-consumption of yearly tithes, absence of taxes and fees for palace, temple, judge, diviner, the sale of carrion and interest free loans) and non-agricultural sources of income (interest-bearing loans to foreigners, booty, runaway slaves, self-indentured pledges, war captives and social capital).

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Guillaume, Philippe. 1. Expenses and Incomes. The Economy of Deuteronomy's Core. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Nov 2022. ISBN 9781800502000. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43057. Date accessed: 21 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43057. Nov 2022

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