Temples, Tithes, and Taxes: The Temple and the Economic Life of Ancient Israel
In this study of the economic functions of the Jerusalem temple, Marty Stevens demonstrates that the temple acted as the central bank, internal revenue collector, source of loans, and even debt collector for ancient Israel. Applying a broad knowledge of temple systems throughout the ancient Near East, Stevens sheds light on the roles played by various officials mentioned in Scripture and their tasks within the temple complex. Neither "Big Brother" nor "big business," the temple still served government and commerce in the course of conducting its religious functions.
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Review: Temples, Tithes, and Taxes: The Temple and the Economic Life of Ancient IsraelUser Review - Nilo De Guzman Mabugat - Christianbook.com
In an attempt to determine the possible economic functions of the Jerusalem Temple in the ANE, the author tries to fill in some gaps by looking at extant documents in neighboring nations such as ... Read full review
Review: Temples, Tithes, and Taxes: The Temple and the Economic Life of Ancient IsraelUser Review - Jocelyn - Goodreads
Really intersting book for whoever wants to learn more about the economic aspect of temples in Ancient Israel. Read full review