Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Biblical Literature and the Emergence of Ancient Jewish Nationalism

Weeks, Stuart



The post-exilic concept of Israel can usefully be understood as analogous to the modern concept of a nation, and the conclusions of modern nationalist studies applied to the study of its emergence. By providing an account of the past and authoritative delineations of the community, the existing biblical texts may have provided the focus for a new sense of identity, whatever their original purpose and relationship with historical events.


Weeks, S. (2002). Biblical Literature and the Emergence of Ancient Jewish Nationalism. Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches, 10(2), 144-157.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2002
Journal Biblical Interpretation
Print ISSN 0927-2569
Electronic ISSN 1568-5152
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 2
Pages 144-157