1. Expenses and Incomes

The Economy of Deuteronomy's Core - Philippe Guillaume

Philippe Guillaume [+-]
University of Berne
Philippe Guillaume is Lecturer at the University of Berne. His latest publications are A History of Biblical Israel co-authored with Ernst Axel Knauf (Equinox, 2016) and Deuteronomy in the Making, Studies in the Production of Debarim, edited with Diana Edelman, Benedetta Rossi and Kåre Berge (De Gruyter, 2021).


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. Oct 2022. ISBN 9781800502000. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43057. Date accessed: 11 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43057. Oct 2022

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