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Ancient Palestine and the creation of an Israelite state

Yaacob, Solehah@Nik Najah Fadilah (2011) Ancient Palestine and the creation of an Israelite state. In: Paradigm Shift on Thought : Muslim Women's Perspectives. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 133-142. ISBN 9789674181796

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Abstract

The most enduring cultural myth of the Jewish people is the idea of the ‘Promised Land’. The propagation of ‘Palestine’ as the ‘true Jewish homeland’ continues to this day among the circles of biblical studies and thus denies ancient Palestine its own history. According to Keith W. Whitelam, “It`s concern with the broad themes of history, settlement, demography and economy was conceived to be an antidote to the standard histories of ancient Israel based upon the biblical traditions which have dominated biblical studies since the nineteenth century. Biblical studies never gave chance to ancient Palestinians (= Arabs) as the original settlers of the land”.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 2297/6938
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ancient Palestine, Israel
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
J Political Science > JX International law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Arabic Language and Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Solehah Yaacob
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2011 07:22
Last Modified: 02 May 2013 06:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6938

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