Economics and the Tanakh—the Hebrew Bible

  • Harriet L. Parmet


The Hebrew Bible or Tanakh offers economic utopias for building a theocratic society. This paper will present various economic situations and concepts found therein. These themes include social policies, the Sabbath, years of Sabbath and Jubilee, the agrarian society and the ethics of social justice. Quotes are offered from the Torah (also known as the Five Books of Moses) as well as the larger corpus of biblical texts, the Tanakh.


Wage Earner Agrarian Society Biblical Text Ancient Elite Divine Gift 


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© Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise, Lehigh University 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harriet L. Parmet
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  1. 1.Department of Modern Languages and LiteratureLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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