oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History
Extracted from text ... 1 In the Vulgata-tradition: et dicit eis: scriptum est: Domus mea domus orationis vocabitur: vos autem fecistis illam speluncam latronum. MERCATURA HONESTA ""Homo mercator vix aut numquam potest Deo placere"" Eltjo Schrage (University of Amsterdam) The Holy Bible seems to hold trade as such in a low esteem: ""'It's no good. It's no good!' says the buyer; then off he goes and boasts about his purchase"" (Proverbs 20:14). The story of Sarah's death is related in Genesis 23. Eventually Ephron sells a cave for a burial site. Abraham is thus enabled to bury his dead wife, but he ..
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