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Aspekte van die sosiale stratifikasie van die ontwikkelde agrariese samelewing in die eerste-eeuse Palestina

A. G. van Aarde
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 49, No 3 | a2506 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v49i3.2506 | © 1993 A. G. van Aarde | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 January 1993 | Published: 13 January 1993

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A. G. van Aarde, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Aspects of the social stratification of the advanced agrarian society in first-century Palestine
This article focuses on aspects of the social stratification of first-century Palestine as an advanced agrarian society. It aims at describing the interaction between different classes and the sociological origins of groups like the Pharisees and the Sadducees. The relation between the elites and the peasant communities is interpreted in terms of, inter alia, the social location of villages surrounding cities. It is argued that in an advanced agrarian society the family as institution should still be regarded as the dominant ideology. However, political and economic pressures caused a weakening of the influence of the extended family on the surface.

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