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The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought
Berthelot, Katell, Joseph E. David and Marc Hirshman, editors

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014 pp. xvi + 464. $35.00



Description: This volume of essays presents a compelling and comprehensive analysis of the intriguing issue of the gift of the land of Israel and the fate of the Canaanites as presented in diverse biblical sources. Jewish thought has long grappled with the moral and theological implications and challenges of this issue. Innovative interpretive strategies and philosophical reflections were offered, modified, and sometimes rejected over the centuries. Leading contemporary scholars follow these threads of interpretation offered by Jewish thinkersfrom antiquity to modern times.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Wisdom Literature, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Pauline Epistles, Galatians, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Greco-Roman Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, Archaeology, Social-Scientific Approaches, Anthropology, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology, Ethics, Dead Sea Scrolls, Quran

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Review by Joshua Schwartz
Published 6/5/2015
Citation: Joshua Schwartz, review of Katell Berthelot, Joseph E. David, and Marc Hirshman, eds., The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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