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Identity and Territory : Jewish Perceptions of Space in Antiquity / Eyal Ben-Eliyahu.

Author/Creator:
Ben Eliyahu, Eyal author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (216 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Jews -- Identity -- History -- To 1500.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Space -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Throughout history, the relationship between Jews and their land has been a vibrant, much-debated topic within the Jewish world and in international political discourse. Identity and Territory explores how ancient conceptions of Israel-of both the land itself and its shifting frontiers and borders-have played a decisive role in forming national and religious identities across the millennia. Through the works of Second Temple period Jews and rabbinic literature, Eyal Ben-Eliyahu examines the role of territorial status, boundaries, mental maps, and holy sites, drawing comparisons to popular Jewish and Christian perceptions of space. Showing how space defines nationhood and how Jewish identity influences perceptions of space, Ben-Eliyahu uncovers varied understandings of the land that resonate with contemporary views of the relationship between territory and ideology.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
1. From Judah to Israel: Territory and Identity
2. Borders, Space, and Identity in Second Temple Literature
3. From Earthly Land to Holy Land
4. Land of the Sages
5. Rabbinic Literature Confronts Nonrabbinic Jewish Culture and Christianity: The Question of Holy Spaces
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index of Places
Index of Sources
Index of Persons
Index of Subjects
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 29. Feb 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520966789
OCLC:
1051778821
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520966789 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.