Property in the Bible
Geoffrey P. Miller
New York University School of Law
December 18, 2013
NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-86
The Bible is a rich source of information about the theory and practice of property law in ancient times. The text deals insightfully with the concept of the root of title and sets forth sensible rules for defining property rights, protecting those rights against infringement, and facilitating transfers of ownership. Overall, the institutions of ancient Israel responded in an efficient way to the challenge of administering a regime of private property under technological conditions which were substantially less advanced than those which prevail today.
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Date posted: December 19, 2013 ; Last revised: December 21, 2013
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