A daughter's demand and a father's compliance: The legal background to Achsah's claim and Caleb's agreement: (Joshua 15,16-19; Judges 1,12-15)

Joseph Fleishman

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Abstract

Achsah, the wise daughter, disappointed at the dowry she received when she was married to Othniel, acts cunningly, doing what she can to modify the situation. She demands outright a gift from her father that will constitute a supplement to the dowry more appropriate than what she has already received from him. Within the framework of providing his daughter with a dowry, Caleb seems to have had the right to grant her real estate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-373
Number of pages20
JournalZeitschrift fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
Volume118
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

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