WealthWatch: A Study of Socioeconomic Conflict in the Bible

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, May 12, 2011 - Religion - 320 pages
The purpose of this book is to help postmodern Westerners understand what the Bible has to say about wealth and possessions, basing itself on the presumption that (a) nobody can understand themselves apart from some recognition of their spiritual roots, and (b) that these roots sink deeper into the pages of the Bible than most Westerners realize.
Focusing upon that part of the Bible most widely recognized to be its ideological core--that which is called Torah by some, Pentateuch by others--it interprets this "great text" against other "great texts" in its literary-historical environment, including (a) some epic poems from Mesopotamia, (b) some Jewish texts from Syria-Palestine, and (c) some Nazarene parables from the Greek New Testament.
 

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Contents

Socioeconomic Conflict Motifs in Ancient
26
Socioeconomic Conflict Motifs in the Hebrew Bible
100
Socioeconomic Conflict Motifs in Early Jewish Texts
168
Socioeconomic Conflict Motifs in the Greek
202
Conclusions and Applications
223
Subject Index
293
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Michael S. Moore is a faculty associate at Arizona State University and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Balaam Traditions (1990) and Faith Under Pressure (2003).

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