The Biography of Ancient Israel: National Narratives in the Bible

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CHAPTER SEVEN
Epilogue
Mount Nebo

It always felt to me—a wrong To that Old Moses—done— To let him see—the Canaan— Without the entering—

And tho' in soberer moments— No Moses there can be I'm satisfied—the Romance In point of injury—…

The fault—was doubtless Israel's— Myself—had banned the Tribes— And ushered Grand Old Moses In Pentateuchal Robes

Upon the Broad Possession 'Twas little—But titled Him—to see— Old Man on Nebo! Late as this— My justice bleeds—for Thee!

Emily Dickinson, 597

The essence of wandering in the wilderness. A person, who as leader of his people goes this way, with a remnant (more is unthinkable) of consciousness about what is happening. He is on the trail of Canaan for his entire life; that he should see the

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Table of contents

  • Contraversions - Critical Studies in Jewish Literature, Culture, and Society *
  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Chapter One - Split Conception 1
  • Chapter Two - Imagining the Birth of a Nation 16
  • Chapter Three - The Absent Mother 40
  • Chapter Four - National Rites of Initiation 65
  • Chapter Five - Restless Youth 100
  • Chapter Six - In the Plains of Moab 127
  • Chapter Seven - Mount Nebo 154
  • Notes 161
  • Bibliography 183
  • Index 195
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