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Fredrik B. Knutson
University of Arkansas, Little Rock (Little Rock, AR 72204-1000)

The Poor in the Ancient Near East

To determine the ancient Near Eastern background of a biblical concept: the obligation of society to care for its dispossessed. Examination of the literature should reveal, as full as possible, the extent and nature of this concept in its pre-Israelite setting.

Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern Literature

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1973 – 8/31/1973