The Bible is an economics book. The term economics comes from ancient Greek, the language of the New Testament, and it means specifically “the rules of the household.” In other words, economics is about how we order life. From the first chapter to the last, the bible addresses the ordering of creation. In Genesis, the breath of God brings order to chaos and installs humankind as the gardener of the earth. Genesis 3 declares that this earthling shall labor by the sweat of the brow. In the final chapter of Revelation a new heaven and a new earth appear. In this glorious city, God is known without any mediation. Along an abundant river grow trees whose leaves are for the healing of all peoples; there is no need for the institutions of government, religion or the marketplace. These are economic visions of purpose and destiny.

Rev. Meyer: “Whither Jubilee Economics”