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The Social Life of the Hebrews (Routledge Revivals)

By Edward Day

© 2011 – Routledge

256 pages

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First published in 1901, this study of the social life of the Hebrews considers both the time of the judges and the time of the monarchy. Written in a popularly scientific style, designed to appeal to students of ancient Middle East and biblical history as well as the general reader, this work details the social life and history of allied Semitic races, covering the period of time from the settlement of Canaan to the breakup of the Northern Kingdom in 722 BC.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Time of the Judges 1. Introduction 2. The Environment 3. The Clan 4. The Family 5. The Social Significance of Sacrifice 6. The Influence of Individuals 7. Industry, Trade and Travel 8. Characteristic Stories 9. The Religion of the People 10. The Rise of Nationalism Part 2: The Time of the Monarchy 11. Literary Sources for the Period 12. The Changed Environment 13. The Passing of the Clan 14. The Family and the Home 15. Village and City Life 16. The Industrial Life 17. Warfare 18. Literature and Education 19. Manners and Morals 20. Laws and their Infringement 21. Sickness and Death 22. The Purification of Yahwism 23. The Conclusion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies