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Taxes in Judea
|Title||Taxes in Judea|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Welch, John W., and John F. Hall|
|Publisher||Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Kingdom of Judea; Roman Empire; Study Helps; Taxes|
Taxation was as much a part of the world of the New Testament as it is in our world today. Various kinds of taxes were imposed, by differing authorities, and for an array of purposes. Religious taxes supported the temple and the central Jewish institutions. Imperial taxes went to support the Roman government, and local taxes were levied by Jewish rulers and paid for the infrastructure of Judean commerce. The total tax burden was perhaps as high as 60 percent of all production, but this burden was not primarily imposed by the Romans. As in any age, the combination of these many taxes resulted in popular dissatisfaction.
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