By Roger S Nam
With the transforming into proliferation of literature about the social global of the Hebrew Bible, students proceed to stand the problem of a formal figuring out of historic Israel’s economies. Portrayals of monetary trade within the ebook of Kings is the 1st monographic learn to exploit an anthropological method of study the character of the commercial lifestyles in the back of the biblical textual content. via Karl Polanyi’s paradigm of alternate as a methodological keep watch over, this booklet synthesizes Semitic philology with comparable fields of Levantine archaeology and smooth ethnography. With this interdisciplinary body, Nam articulates a social research of financial alternate, and stimulates new understandings of the biblical international.