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The gift of the land and the fate of the Canaanites in Jewish thought

Author: Katell Berthelot; Joseph E David; Marc G Hirshman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A compelling analysis of Jewish thought from ancient times to the present on the issue of the gift of the land of Israel and the fate of the Canaanites.


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katell Berthelot; Joseph E David; Marc G Hirshman
ISBN: 9780199959808 0199959803 9780199959822 019995982X
OCLC Number: 849641708
Description: xiii, 464 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Everything was fulfilled" versus "The land that yet remains": contrasting conceptions of the fulfillment of the promise in the book of Joshua / Nili Wazana --
Josephus' land theology: a reappraisal / Michael Avioz --
Rereading herem: destruction of idolatry in Tannaitic literature / Ishay Rosen-Zvi --
The fate of the Canaanites and the despoliation of the Egyptians: polemics among Jews, pagans, Christians, and Gnostics: motifs and motives / Menahem Kister --
"God would not give the land, but to the obedient": medieval Karaite responses to the curse of Canaan (Genesis 9:25) / Meira Polliack and Marzena Zawanowska --
And yet, the texts remain: the problem of the command to destroy the Canaanites / Menachem Kellner --
Nahmanides on law, land, and otherness / Joseph E. David --
The land of Israel and Canaan: a case study of the spiritual world of Gur Hasidim / Yoram Jacobson --
The embarrassment of Joshua: strategies for interpreting the biblical account of the conquest of Canaan in German-Jewish Neo-Orthodoxy in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Matthias Morgenstern --
Where may Canaanites be found? Canaanites, Phoenicians, and others in Jewish texts from the Hellenistic and Roman period / Katell Berthelot --
The rabbinic perception of the presence of the Canaanites in the land of Israel / Eyal Ben-Eliyahu --
"Canaanites" in medieval Jewish households / Evyatar Marienberg --
The Canaanites of Africa: the origins of the Berbers according to medieval Muslim and Jewish authors / Paul Fenton --
The Israeli identity and the Canaanite option / David Ohana --
The conquest of Eretz Israel and the seven nations in religious-Zionist thought / Dov Schwartz --
Rabbi Reines on the conquest of Canaan and Zionism / Warren Zeev Harvey --
The conquest of the land of Israel and associated moral questions in the teachings of Rabbi Kook and his disciples: thoughts in light of the book Herev Pipiyot Be-Yadam / Avinoam Rosenak --
R. Moshe Feinstein on Milhemet Mitzvah: halakhah, morality, and exegesis / Baruch Alster --
The fate of the Canaanites and the State of Israel in the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas / Annabel Herzog.
Responsibility: edited by Katell Berthelot, Joseph E. David, and Marc Hirshman.


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