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Book: Deuteronomy

Chapter: Basic Tools to Grasp the Economy of Deuteronomy 12–26

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44278


Deuteronomy has long been held as particularly innovative, humanitarian and kind to the poor. The legal collection in the heart of the book is read here in light of ancient economic practices. Once the basic principles of any economy are understood, the practices prescribed in Deuteronomy display much common sense and their purported humanistarian traits are not devoid of self-interest.

Chapter Contributors

  • Philippe Guillaume ( - pguillaume) 'University of Berne'