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Labor, Crafts and Commerce in Ancient Israel
Labor, Crafts and Commerce in Ancient Israel
Author: Moshe Aberbach
Publisher: The Hebrew University Magnes Press

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ISBN 10: 9652238600
Catalog Number: 9652238600
Number of Pages: 306
Year Published: 1994

The purpose of this work is to provide a scholarly but also readable account of the economic activities of the Jews as well as their attitudes to labor in general during the Biblical and Talmudic periods. As far as possible, the entire source material, scattered as it is in the Bible, the Apocrypha, the Talmud and Midrash, has been utilized to present a comprehensive picture of this important but relatively neglected subject. The book comprises chapters in the occupational structure of the Talmudic rabbis and their views on physical labor as well as descriptions of Jewish commercial and industrial activities and vocational training in ancient times.