Women First? On the Legacy of ‘Primitive Communism’

  title={Women First? On the Legacy of ‘Primitive Communism’},
  author={Roland Boer},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the Old Testament},
  pages={28 - 3}
  • R. Boer
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Philosophy
  • Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
One of the most important contributions to the study of the Hebrew Bible in the last 25 years is the argument for a mode of production unique to early Israel. Variously called the communitarian (Norman Gottwald), household (Carol Meyers), domestic (David Jobling and Ronald Simkins), or familial (Gail Yee), such a mode of production urges a firm basis in the study of political economics or Marxism. However, another feature of these arguments (apart from Simkins) is that such a mode of production… Expand
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