My promised land chapter summaries

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My Promised Land — Reader Q&A

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Ari Shavit at UC Berkeley: "My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel"

A Summary of the Book of Deuteronomy

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Is it not time to write my life's story? I am just as much out of the way as if I were dead, for I am absolutely other than the person whose story I have to tell. Physical continuity with my earlier self is no disadvantage. I could speak in the third person and not feel that I was masquerading. I can analyze my subject, I can reveal everything; for she , and not I , is my real heroine. My life I have still to live; her life ended when mine began. A generation is sometimes a more satisfactory unit for the study of humanity than a lifetime; and spiritual generations are as easy to demark as physical ones.

These chapters, a lifeline to the exiles, are crucial in the development of Jewish theology, and most of the haftarot synagogue prophetic readings from Isaiah are drawn from them. Isaiah The abrupt shift in the Isaianic corpus from oracles of doom to themes of consolation beginning with Isaiah 40 has long drawn the attention of commentators —particularly since the prophecies of exile announced to King Hezekiah in the first part refer to the eighth century B. A broad consensus of scholarly opinion distinguishes three parts:. These chapters compose a virtual handbook of theological arguments and doctrines. And as a series of universalist teachings on the participation of foreigners in the new Zion, the prophetic teachings in this collection stand in stark contrast to more exclusivist outlooks. The dominant concern of the collection is clear from the start.

The Book of Numbers is the 4th of these books.
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I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God. Genesis David Brickner sees the occupation of Palestine in and Jerusalem in as the fulfilment of the promises made to Abraham and the Patriarchs:. I believe the modern day state of Israel is a miracle of God and a fulfilment of Bible prophecy.

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