Temples, Tithes, and Taxes Paperback

The Temple and the Economic Life of Ancient Israel

by Marty E Stevens

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Temples, Tithes, and Taxes

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The temple in Jerusalem was both the center of ancient Israel's religious life and also an economic center for the nation.

In this groundbreaking study of the economic functions of the Jerusalem temple, Marty E. Stevens, who worked for fifteen years as a certified public accountant prior to getting a PhD in Old Testament, 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. This fascinating book opens new avenues for understanding the Jerusalem temple and its impact on Israelite society.

Temples, Tithes, and Taxes by Marty E Stevens was published by Baker in December 2006. The ISBN for Temples, Tithes, and Taxes is 9780801047770.

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Details for Temples, Tithes, and Taxes

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
Items in Pack30
PublisherBaker (December 2006)
Number of Pages209
Thickness13 mm
Height226 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code3972317
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