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Die relasie tussen grondbesit en die sosiale struktuur van Palestina in die Herodiaanse tyd

G.J. Volschenk
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 59, No 2 | a654 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v59i2.654 | © 2003 G.J. Volschenk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 October 2003 | Published: 27 October 2003

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G.J. Volschenk, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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The relationship between land tenancy and social struc-ture of Palestine in the Herodian era

The article describes the relationship between land tenancy and social structure of Palestine. Secondly it describes the conflicting percep-tions of land tenancy within the social structure of Palestine. The conflicting perceptions of land tenancy led to conflict between the elite and the peasants. This conflict was intensified by the hierarchical social structure of Palestine. The article concludes that the use of the social scientific model of the social structure of Palestine prevents anachronism and reductionism in the interpretation of biblical evidence regarding land tenancy.


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