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A Study on the Causes of Destruction of Publicity of Economic Justice by the Land Monopoly Shown in Job: Centered on Job 24:1-12

  • Korean Journal of Old Testament Studies
  • Abbr : KJOTS
  • 2020, 26(1), pp.60-91
  • DOI : 10.24333/jkots.2020.26.1.60
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Old Testament Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Christian Theology
  • Received : November 5, 2019
  • Accepted : January 19, 2020

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1구세군사관대학원대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to examine the cause of the destruction of public interest in economic justice through the land monopoly Shown in Job 24. Job 24 describes the social dysfunctions that resulted from the man of power taking over the land of the poor against the backdrop of agrarian society The underlying cause is changes in land ownership have destroyed the public interest of economic justice by the monopoly of wealth by a small number of powers. In other words, land ownership was overly monopolized by some powers, and the economic structure of Judah, which was an agricultural society, was dominated by specific classes. In the end, the land monopoly was responsible for disrupting the economic order of the society of ancient Judah and deepening inequality. Thus Job 24 describes in detail the consequences of economic inequality caused by the land monopoly. In particular, Job 24 describes the process and the consequences of the ruthless extortion of land and its attached assets by those in power to maintain the monopolistic status of wealth. This was an economically unequal social change. This meant the collapse of the traditional land system, which became a cause to undermine social publicity by breaking the sense of economic equality and bringing about the partiality of wealth. This economic environment forced the poor to be out of the society, to lose their place in life, and to become wanderers or serfs (Job 24: 4, 10, 11). The reason why those in powers were able to monopolize the land because the judicial functions did not work properly. The judicial malfunction increased the poorest by enabling excessive mortgage-setting and then easy seizure of the possessions of the poor who were subjugated to the land. In other words, the functions of the trial rather impaired economic fairness, creating a corrupt court and providing those in power with justification for the recovery of their bonds at random regardless of their purpose and scope. Therefore, Job 24, displays the contents that the problems of individual's suffering generated bcauseof social publicity's being destroyed by inequality due to the lack of economic justice. This paper So I looked at how the monopoly of land destroyed the public interest and disrupted economic order in Job 24.

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