The Pattern of the Israelite Settlement in Canaan

  title={The Pattern of the Israelite Settlement in Canaan},
  author={M. Weinfeld},
The stories of the migration of the Hebrew ancestors to the land of Canaan and the settlement of their descendants are without parallel in the great cultures of the ancient Near East: Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Hittites. In both the Hebrew and Greek cultures, one finds that a gap of several centuries separates the first and second stages. This chapter concerns the second stage of the traditions: that of group settlement, for which an identical model can be found underlying both the Israelite… Expand
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