Jackson, Bernard S. Theft in Early Jewish Law. Oxford; At the Clarendon Press, 1972. xviii, 316 pp. Publisher's blue gilt stamped cloth hardcover, very good, in a lightly worn dust jacket. Internally clean and bright. $45. * Traces the history of the principal rules of the Jewish law of theft from the earliest Biblical sources to the end of the Tannaitic period (c. A.D.220). Makes comparisons to ancient, Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman laws, and their influence on Jewish rules. Examines different Biblical codes, the history of the methods of acquisitions, 'sacred' and 'secular' legal concepts in the second commonwealth and Tannaitic periods, and Roman jurisdiction in Palestine and its effects.
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