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The making of Israel: cultural diversity in the Southern Levant and the formation of ethnic identity in Deuteronomy

Crouch, C.L.

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C.L. Crouch carly.crouch@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

In The Making of Israel C.L. Crouch presents the southern Levant during the seventh century BCE as a major period for the formation of Israelite ethnic identity, challenging scholarship which dates biblical texts with identity concerns to the exilic and post-exilic periods as well as scholarship which limits pre-exilic identity concerns to Josianic nationalism. The argument analyses the archaeological material from the southern Levant during Iron Age II, then draws on anthropological research to argue for an ethnic response to the economic, political and cultural change of this period. The volume concludes with an investigation into identity issues in Deuteronomy, highlighting centralisation and exclusive Yahwism as part of the deuteronomic formulation of Israelite ethnic identity.

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 162
Series Title Supplements to Vetus Testamentum
ISBN 9789004274679
APA6 Citation Crouch, C. (2014). The making of Israel: cultural diversity in the Southern Levant and the formation of ethnic identity in Deuteronomy. Brill
Keywords Israelite identity; Deuteronomy; ethnicity; anthropology; archaeology; southern Levant; ethics; Assyria; Egypt; Judah; Israel
Publisher URL http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/books/9789004274693
Related Public URLs http://www.brill.com/products/book/making-israel
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf


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