Ancient Israelite population economy: ger, toshav, nakhri and karat as settler colonial categories

Pitkänen, Pekka M A (2016) Ancient Israelite population economy: ger, toshav, nakhri and karat as settler colonial categories. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. ISSN 0309-0892 (In Press)

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This paper looks in detail at the often studied categories for aliens and foreigners, together with the karat (“cutting off from his people”) command in the Pentateuchal legal materials from the perspective of ancient Israel as a settler society. In conversation with previous approaches to these categories, the paper explores how relating them to concepts of a population economy in settler colonial societies can help better understand the text. Such issues as the tripartite division to a settler community, indigenous and exogenous others are considered, and comparisons with other corresponding societies are made as part of the paper. The paper then also looks at how these categories could fit in with various potential settings in ancient Israel, including pre-exilic and postexilic times.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Pekka Pitkanen
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 14:42
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 01:49

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