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This front matter section of this book Legal Documents from the Judean Desert contains the table of contents, a preface, acknowledgements and the map on The Bedouin of the Judean Desert. The book comprises a series of 74 as yet unpublished legal documents selected out of a larger collection obtained from the Bedouin of the Judean Desert. The documents address a fairly broad range of legal issues, including blood and sexual offenses, offenses against property, disputes relating to marriage and divorce, private transactions in land and water rights, disputes relating to tribal boundaries, sale of and partnership in animals, obligations relating to such matters as debt, trust and partnership, and inheritance.

Keywords:Judean Desert; legal documents



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