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The Bible and the 'holy poor' : from the Tanakh to Les Misérables, David Aberbach

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The Bible and the 'holy poor' : from the Tanakh to Les Misérables
Title
The Bible and the 'holy poor'
Title remainder
from the Tanakh to Les Misérables
Statement of responsibility
David Aberbach
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Hebrew Bible is the main legislative and literary influence on European Poor Law and on literature on poverty and the poor. No extant literature from the ancient world placed more importance upon social welfare and the duty of the better-off toward the poor. It is the founding text for liberation theory. This book assesses why the Bible is so unambiguously positive in its view of the poor, unlike most later literary and legislative works. It seeks to understand what historical circumstances brought about this elevated perception of the poor, by exploring the clash of ideals and realities in the depiction of the poor in the Hebrew Bible and in European culture. Most legal and literary portrayals of the poor tend to be critical, associating the poor with laziness, crime or fraud: why is this not the case in the Bible? Most societies have tended to accept poverty as a natural condition, but not the Bible. The idea of ending poverty starts in the Bible - the Psalms above all inspired a daily struggle to limit the gap between rich and poor. Much of the Bible sees life - most unusually in the history of civilizations - through the eyes of the poor. The book argues that the popular appeal of the Bible in largely impoverished societies lies in its persistent relevance to, and support of, the poor. Yet, in many ways, biblical teachings were incompatible with social and political circumstances centuries and millennia later. Written in a clear, accessible style, the book shows how the Hebrew Bible, in its legislation and impassioned prophetic poetry, inspired the battle to 'make poverty history', to give dignity and hope to the poor and fight inequality. It will appeal to students and scholars of Jewish Studies, the Bible and Comparative Literature, and Development Studies"--
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1953-
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Aberbach, David
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1199.P64
LC item number
A24 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Routledge Jewish studies series
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  • Poverty in the Bible
  • Poor
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The Bible and the 'holy poor' : from the Tanakh to Les Misérables, David Aberbach
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Biblical law and the poor -- 2.Inequality and the Bible -- 3.The Bible and the poor -- 4.The Bible and European Poor Law -- 5.How closely were laws on the poor observed in the biblical age? -- 6.Subversion of the social order in the Hebrew Bible -- 7.The Bible and poverty: a contrast with ancient Greece and Rome -- 8.The Bible, the poor and Christian Europe -- 9.Ancient prophets, modern economists -- 10.The superior status of the poor in the Hebrew Bible -- 11.The decline of the `holy poor' in Rabbinic Judaism -- 12.The Bible and Christian views of the poor -- 13.The 16th-century turn against the `Apostolic Poor' -- 14.Vernacular Scripture, the Reformation and the poor -- 15.The Bible and literary compassion for the poor -- 16.On the `false' poor -- 17.Mendele and the damned poor -- 18.Why are there no deceitful poor in the Bible?
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781315149677
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  • c
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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99976808859
System control number
(NhCcYBP)14899351
Label
The Bible and the 'holy poor' : from the Tanakh to Les Misérables, David Aberbach
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Biblical law and the poor -- 2.Inequality and the Bible -- 3.The Bible and the poor -- 4.The Bible and European Poor Law -- 5.How closely were laws on the poor observed in the biblical age? -- 6.Subversion of the social order in the Hebrew Bible -- 7.The Bible and poverty: a contrast with ancient Greece and Rome -- 8.The Bible, the poor and Christian Europe -- 9.Ancient prophets, modern economists -- 10.The superior status of the poor in the Hebrew Bible -- 11.The decline of the `holy poor' in Rabbinic Judaism -- 12.The Bible and Christian views of the poor -- 13.The 16th-century turn against the `Apostolic Poor' -- 14.Vernacular Scripture, the Reformation and the poor -- 15.The Bible and literary compassion for the poor -- 16.On the `false' poor -- 17.Mendele and the damned poor -- 18.Why are there no deceitful poor in the Bible?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315149677
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99976808859
System control number
(NhCcYBP)14899351

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