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Land and Property
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
In the Bible and the larger ancient Near East, land was subject to a number of laws and customs that specifically addressed property rights with regard to houses, fields, orchards, and entire villages (Rowe, “Alalakh,” 699; Westbrook, “Old Babylon,” 410). The evidence is predominantly found in law codes, contracts, and letters, and addresses ownership, conveyance, and inheritance.
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Land and Property
Land and Property In the Bible and the larger ancient Near East, land was subject to a number of laws and customs that specifically addressed property rights with regard to houses, fields, orchards, and entire villages (Rowe, “Alalakh,” 699; Westbrook, “Old Babylon,” 410). The evidence is predominantly
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Land and Property
LAND AND PROPERTY. Patterns of land tenure as reflected in the Bible can generally be divided into three periods: the patriarchal age, the age of the tribal confederacy, and after the establishment of the monarchy in Israel.The Patriarchal AgeFrom two examples in the patriarchal narratives we observe
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