Jesus and the Economic Questions of His Day (1986 Oakman), book

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Jesus and the Economic Questions of His Day (1986) is a book by Douglas E. Oakman.


"A study of the social conditions of first-century Palestine that explores the economic context of the historical Jesus, focusing on: issues of production and economic distribution; the "Jesus tradition" from an economic perspective; comparative material from biblical and Hellenistic authors; Jesus' occupation and the settings a carpenter might have encountered in finding work; the social contracts that could have resulted in Jesus' becoming a broker or bridge between social classes; and reflections on the economic values in the words and ministry of Jesus."--Publisher description.

Editions and translations

Published in Lewiston, NY: E. Mellen Press, 1986 (Studies in the Bible and Early Christianity, 8).


External links

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