Nehemiah 5: No Economic Crisis
AbstractThe crisis described in Nehemiah 5 serves as the literary backdrop for the presentation of Nehemiah as the paradigmatic generous patron. Current social-scientific exegesis of the HB tends to use Nehemiah 5 to support the notion of a structural economic crisis in Yehud. This article argues that Nehemiah 5 and these social-scientific readings make excellent theology but poor economic history.
How to Cite
Guillaume, P. (2011). Nehemiah 5: No Economic Crisis. The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 10. https://doi.org/10.5508/jhs.2010.v10.a8