|1||Introduction: Split Conception||1|
|2||Imagining the Birth of a Nation||16|
|3||Suckling in the Wilderness: The Absent Mother||40|
At the Foot of Mount Sinai:|
National Rites of Initiation
|5||The Spies in the Land of the Giants: Restless Youth||100|
|6||Crossing the Threshold: In the Plains of Moab||127|
|7||Epilogue: Mount Nebo||154|
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Publication information: Book title: The Biography of Ancient Israel: National Narratives in the Bible. Contributors: Ilana Pardes - Author. Publisher: University of California Press. Place of publication: Berkeley, CA. Publication year: 2000. Page number: vii.
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