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Bibil Identifier bibil:226791
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Your Mother was a Hittite and Your Father an Amorite: Ethnicity, Judaism and Palestine's Cultural Heritage
Author Thompson, Thomas L.
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 27, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 76-95 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article argues, in continuation of previous contri-butions by the author, that “Judaism”/”Jews” are from the outset ideological and religious constructs rather than ethnic entities. As-syrian Judáa and Persian Yehud were geographical and political designations limited to the Southern highland of Palestine and it is unlikely that the extensive references to yehudim known from the Hellenistic period onwards should in all cases cover people origi-nating from that particular area. The origins of Judaism should not be sought in any invariable ethnic quality of the various populations of Palestine in antiquity but in the influence and shaping of religious ideologies with the holy city of Jerusalem as a strong and cen-tral symbol.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2013.764689
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ethnicity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Persian Period
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Hellenistic Period (333-63)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Roman Period (from 63 BCE)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Origins
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Israel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Nationalism
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