Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Conclusions: Journeying On

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Sojourn's many appearances as a Leitwort in the narrative vary across a spectrum of values and usage, yet each occurrence contributes an element of strength to the ethnic myth. The people of Israel, those looking to the patriarchs as their ancestors, can find in sojourn a valuable resource supporting collective identity. This chapter focuses on the three main categories borrowed from Anthony D. Smith for use as heuristic tools in the analysis of sojourn: ethnoscape, election, and ethics. The book suggests certain directions for further reflection regarding the relevance of sojourn texts for particular historic audiences. The chapter presents the preliminary indication of a few possible directions such reflection might take.

Keywords: ethnic myth; Israel; Leitwort; sojourn



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Seeking a Homeland — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation