A Harvester’s Plea

Gareth Wearne What legal rights did a farm labourer have in ancient Israel? A rare glimpse is offered by an ostracon (inscribed pot-sherd), which was discovered in 1960 in the guardroom of a small Iron Age fortress, approximately 17 km south of Tel Aviv. The ostracon contains a judicial petition from a harvester to theContinue reading “A Harvester’s Plea”