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Ekonomie in die tyd van die Bybel as ’n huishouding-gebaseerde ekonomie

G.J. Volschenk
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 59, No 2 | a659 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v59i2.659 | © 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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Economy in the time of the Bible as a household based economy

The aim of this article is to describe the economy in the time of the Bible as a household economy. Firstly, the results of social scientific research indicated that the family institution was the primary socio-economic and political building block of the first century Mediterranean world. Secondly, the social scientific model of the pre-industrial city is used as interpretation framework for the first century Mediterranean economy. The article concludes with a reflection on the exploitation of peasants by urban elite and aristocrats. They were absent landowners who controlled the land and production on the land.


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