The influence of economic factors on the political policies adopted by the last Kings of Judah

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Abstract

This article examines the impact of economic factors upon the decision-making processes of the political leadership of the kingdom of Judah on the eve of its fall to Babylonia. During its last days, Judah served as a buffer state between the Neo-Babylonian Empire and Egypt under the Twenty-Sixth Saite dynasty. The guiding premise adopted herein is that economic considerations played a key role in the decision to support Egypt rather follow Jeremiah's counsel that vassaldom to Babylonia formed the better option.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-339
Number of pages19
JournalRevue Biblique
Volume125
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

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