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Agriculture in Iron Age Israel

Oded Borowski

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$36.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-1-57506-174-0

268 pages
6" × 9"
1987

Agriculture in Iron Age Israel

Oded Borowski

This book deals with agriculture as practiced in ancient Israel from the settlement to the destruction of the First Temple. It describes crops and trees cultivated by the Israelite farmer and the methods and tools used in cultivation. The information is gathered from both literary and archaeological sources, with the Old Testament supplying most of the literary information. The author attributes several innovations to the biblical peasant: large-scale terracing, runoff farming (i.e. irrigation), restoration of soil fertility, and the invention of the beam oil-press.

 

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This book deals with agriculture as practiced in ancient Israel from the settlement to the destruction of the First Temple. It describes crops and trees cultivated by the Israelite farmer and the methods and tools used in cultivation. The information is gathered from both literary and archaeological sources, with the Old Testament supplying most of the literary information. The author attributes several innovations to the biblical peasant: large-scale terracing, runoff farming (i.e. irrigation), restoration of soil fertility, and the invention of the beam oil-press.

Out of print for some time, Eisenbrauns is pleased once again to make this valuable resource available.

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