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

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199959808

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.001.0001

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“Everything Was Fulfilled” versus “The Land That Yet Remains”

“Everything Was Fulfilled” versus “The Land That Yet Remains”

Contrasting Conceptions of the Fulfillment of the Promise in the Book of Joshua

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The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

Nili Wazana

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyzes the book of Joshua, which depicts the fulfillment of the promise of the land, beginning with Joshua's appointment as commander of the conquest and ending with his death after the settlement of Israel in the land. A closer look reveals that the different parts of the book do not offer a single, straightforward account of the way that the land was conquered. In the first account, the conquest consisted of a series of tribal, or individual, missions that eventually left Canaanite enclaves in peaceful coexistence alongside the settlements of the Israelites. In the other account the conquest of the land is described in a spectacular way and in miraculous terms as a national task that was fully completed by the total expulsion of the Canaanites.

Keywords:   Joshua, conquest, Israel, Canaanites, Israelites

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