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The basis of Israelite marriage

Author: Millar Burrows
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : American Oriental Society, 1938.
Series: American oriental series, v. 15.
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Burrows, Millar, 1889-1980.
Basis of Israelite marriage.
New Haven, Conn., American oriental Society, 1938
(OCoLC)894340714
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Millar Burrows
OCLC Number: 1004502
Notes: "Abbreviations" (bibliographical): p. vii-viii.
Description: viii, 72 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: I. Problem, materials, and method --
The problem --
Methodological presuppositions --
The materials and their significance --
Plan of presentation --
II. Thesis --
The primacy of the family --
The woman's value for the family --
The principle of compensation --
The significance of the gift --
The mohar as a compensation-gift --
The relation between compensation and purchase --
Summary --
III. Arguments for marriage by purchase --
The meaning of the words mohar and terhatu --
The decisive moment in the transaction --
The real value of the mohar and terhatu --
Adoption for marriage or concubinage --
The wife as object of the transaction --
The use of words denoting ownership --
Other indications of ownership --
The use of the words meaning 'buy' or 'sell' --
Summary and conclusion --
IV. Arguments against marriage by purchase --
Marriage without terhatu and by certificate --
The prophetic use of marriage as a symbol of the covenant --
The independent position of the wife --
The wife's continued connection with her own family --
Marriage without traditio puellae --
The inadequate amount of the terhatu --
The dowry --
The bridegroom's gift to the bride --
The relation between the various gifts --
The payment of the terhatu in advance --
Marriage older than sale --
V. Alternative explanations --
The price of the children --
The price of the ius mariti --
Remunerations
Series Title: American oriental series, v. 15.
Other Titles: AOS
Responsibility: by Millar Burrows.

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