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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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The Fate of the Canaanites and the Despoliation of the Egyptians

The Fate of the Canaanites and the Despoliation of the Egyptians

Polemics among Jews, Pagans, Christians, and Gnostics: Motifs and Motives

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(p.66) 4 The Fate of the Canaanites and the Despoliation of the Egyptians
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The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought
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Menahem Kister

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.003.0005

This chapter examines debates concerning the fate of the Canaanites and the despoliation of the Egyptians according to the literature of the Second Temple period and rabbinic literature. Analysis of the Jewish traditions shows that the debate about the Canaanites and that about the despoliation of the Egyptians are closely intertwined, both as far as the sources of these traditions are concerned and the later texts that associate them. Many assertions in rabbinic literature transform earlier traditions, which emerged as early as the Second Temple period, and similar traditions are attested in early Christian literature. The debates about the fate of the Canaanites and the despoliation of the Egyptians therefore represent remarkable cases of both continuity and transformation of apologetical exegetical traditions and motifs that operated for several centuries in different historical contexts.

Keywords:   Canaanites, Second Temple, rabbinic literature, Egyptians

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