Ancient Israelite Population Economy: Ger, Toshav, Nakhri and Karat as Settler Colonial Categories

@article{Pitknen2017AncientIP,
  title={Ancient Israelite Population Economy: Ger, Toshav, Nakhri and Karat as Settler Colonial Categories},
  author={Pekka M A Pitk{\"a}nen},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the Old Testament},
  year={2017},
  volume={42},
  pages={139 - 153}
}
  • P. Pitkänen
  • Published 1 December 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
This article looks in detail at the often-studied categories for aliens and foreigners, together with the karat (‘cutting off from his people’) command in the Pentateuchal legal materials from the perspective of ancient Israel as a settler society. In conversation with previous approaches to these categories, this study explores how relating them to concepts of population economy in settler colonial societies can help us better understand the text. Issues such as the tripartite division into… 
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