What part does the land of Canaan play in the biblical conception of “Israel”? Jewish biblical scholar David Frankel addresses how important the physical nation of Israel is to Jews today. Frankel carefully reconstructs how Hebrew Scriptures developed, recreating the heated theological dynamic that he argues animated the compilers of the Hebrew Bible.
Frankel presents many new biblical conceptions and traditions that have significant implications for the contemporary religious and political situation in Israel. Once the biblical conceptions have been accurately identified, analyzed, and categorized, he opens a discussion of the possible relevance of these to the present situation in Israel.
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Interested in the Hebrew Bible? Check out John J. Collins celebrated Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Collection (2 vols.).
. . . a well-written and broad-ranging work that offers a number of compelling textual reconstructions and a sensitivity to sociohistorical contexts from which the texts come.
—Catholic Biblical Quarterly
. . . a useful model for other scholars who wish to engage not only the historical formation of biblical texts but the contemporary debates surrounding their meaning(s).
—Review of Biblical Literature
David Frankel earned his PhD in biblical studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of The Murmuring Stories of the Priestly School: A Retrieval of Ancient Sacerdotal Lore.