Nehemiah 5: No Economic Crisis

  • Philippe Guillaume

Abstract

The crisis described in Nehemiah 5 serves as the literary backdrop for the presentation of Nehemiah as the paradigmatic generous patron. Current social-scientific exegesis of the HB tends to use Nehemiah 5 to support the notion of a structural economic crisis in Yehud. This article argues that Nehemiah 5 and these social-scientific readings make excellent theology but poor economic history.
Published
2011-08-20
How to Cite
Guillaume, P. (2011). Nehemiah 5: No Economic Crisis. The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 10. Retrieved from https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jhs/index.php/jhs/article/view/11269
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