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

Katell Berthelot (Editor), Joseph E. David (Editor), Marc G. Hirshman (Editor)
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.
Print Book, English, 2014
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xiii, 464 pages ; 24 cm
9780199959808, 9780199959822, 0199959803, 019995982X
Contributors ; Abbreviations ; Introduction - Katell Berthelot, Joseph E. David and Marc Hirshman ; Dwelling in the Land: Theological and Ethical Issues ; 1. "Everything was fulfilled" versus "the Land that still remains": Contrasting Conceptions of the Fulfillment of the Promise in the Book of Joshua - Nili Wazana ; 2. Land Theology in Josephus: A Reappraisal - Michael Avioz ; 3. Idolatry and the Biblical Concept of Herem in Tannaitic Midrash - Ishay Rosen-Zvi ; 4. The Emergence of the Polemic Concerning the Fate of the Canaanites: Motives and Motifs - Menahem Kister ; 5. "God would not give the Land, but to the obedient": The Response of Mediaeval Karaite Exegetes to the Curse of Canaan in Genesis 9 - Meira Polliack and Marzena Zawanowska ; 6. And Yet, the Texts Remain: The Problem of the Command to Destroy the Canaanites - Menachem Kellner ; 7. Land, Territory and Divine Law: Nahmanides' Idea of the Lord's Land - Joseph E. David ; 8. The Relation between the Land of Canaan and the Land of Israel according to the Hasidic School of Gur - Yoram Jacobson ; 9. The Biblical Conquest of Canaan in the Eyes of German-Jewish Orthodoxy - Matthias Morgenstern ; The Changing Uses of the Category "Canaanites" ; 10. Where May Canaanites Be Found? Canaanites, Phoenicians and Others in Jewish Texts from the Hellenistic and Roman Period - Katell Berthelot ; 11. The Rabbinic Perception of the Presence of the Canaanites in the Land of Israel - Eyal Ben Elyahu ; 12. "Canaanites" in Medieval Jewish Households - Evyatar Marienberg ; 13. The Canaanites of Africa: The Origins of the Berbers according to Medieval Muslim and Jewish Authors - Paul Fenton ; 14. The Israeli Identity and the Canaanite Option - David Ohana ; The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in the Modern Context of the Construction of the State of Israel ; 15. The Conquest of Eretz Israel and the Seven Nations in Religious-Zionist Thought - Dov Schwartz ; 16. Rabbi Reines on the Conquest of Canaan and Zionism - Zeev Harvey ; 17. 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 ; 18. R. Moshe Feinstein on Milhemet Mitzvah: Halakhah, Morality, and Exegesis - Baruch Alster ; 19. The Fate of the Canaanites and the State of Israel in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas - Annabel Herzog ; Index of Sources Table of contents