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Research Topics

Assuming tamkarum is required, the following results were found.

  • The Wealth and Power of the Biblical Patriarchs

    The Biblical record suggests that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were exceedingly wealthy men. This is borne out by the fact that they owned both donkeys and camels. The rarity of domesticated camels in the Bronze Age Near East, combined with the economic...
  • Tamkarum
  • Patriarchal Wealth and Early Domestication of the Camel

    Chairman of the Department of Mediterranean Studies at Brandeis University, connected Abraham with the tamkaru (singular tamkarum), a class of merchants in Mesopotamia: One can say with confidence that Abraham is represented as a tamkarum from Ur of the...

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