Ancient Judaism; by Max Weber

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All political influence lies in the hands of these "great men" of the capital city. When under Zedekiah, at Nebuchadnezzar's command, at times, others than the "great men" are in power and, particularly, control the office, it is held to be an anomaly. It is a possibility that Isaiah holds out as just punishment for continual profligacy of the mighty ones, at the same time, however, as a terrible evil for the community. " 16 Here the type of the prevailing polis of the gentes is developed in the very manner of early antiquity: with periocoi places devoid of political rights, but considered to be settlements of freemen.

In the nature of the case, this is possible only when the warlord receives a fixed income in the form of ground rents and tribute from the intensively cultivated oases or from tolls and convoy fees from the caravans and when his income allows him to maintain a personal following in his mountain castles. ) Apart from such situations, all power positions of individuals are quite unstable. All notables in the last analysis have only obligations and are rewarded only through social honor, or, at best, enjoy a certain preference in judgment.

2. The religious promises to which the ritual segregation of Jewry was moored differed essentially from those of the Indian castes. , conduct conforming to caste standards, carried for the Indian pariah castes the premium of ascent by way of rebirth in a caste-structured world thought to be eternal and unchangeable. The maintenance of the caste status quo involved not only the continued position of the individual within the caste, but also the position of the caste in relation to other castes. This con- :.

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