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The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought$

Katell Berthelot, Joseph E. David, and Marc Hirshman

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199959808

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.001.0001

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(p.457) appendix The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought, from Antiquity to the Modern Period

(p.457) appendix The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought, from Antiquity to the Modern Period

Jerusalem, 8–10 December 2009

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appendix The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought, from Antiquity to the Modern PeriodJerusalem, 8–10 December 2009

Program

Tuesday, 8 December 2009, at the French Research Center, 3 Shimshon St., Baka

14:00–14:30

Welcome Remarks: Sophie Kessler-Mesguich, Director, CRFJ

General Introduction: Katell Berthelot

14:30–16:00: Biblical Texts and Jewish Literature from the Second Temple Period

Chair: James Kugel

  • Nili Wazana: ‘Everything was fulfilled’ versus ‘the Land that still remains:’ Contrasting Conceptions of the Fulfillment of the Promise in the Book of Joshua

  • Katell Berthelot: Where May Canaanites Be Found? Canaanites, Phoenicians and Others in Jewish Texts from the Hellenistic and Roman Period

(p.458) 16:00–16:30 Coffee Break

16:30–19:00 Biblical Texts and Jewish Literature from the Second Temple Period (Con.)

Chair: James Kugel

  • Michael Avioz: Land Theology in Josephus: A Reappraisal

  • Menahem Kister: The Emergence of the Polemic Concerning the Fate of the Canaanites: Motives and Motifs

19:00 Dinner

Wednesday, 9 December 2009, at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 43 Jabotinsky St.

9:15: Opening Remarks: Gabriel Motzkin, Director, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

9:30–11:00 Rabbinic Literature

Chair: Marc Hirshman

  • Ishay Rosen-Zvi: Idolatry and the Biblical Concept of Herem in Tannaitic Midrash

  • Eyal Ben Eliyahu: The Rabbinic Perception of the Presence of the Canaanites in the Land of Israel

11:00–11:30 Coffee Break

11:30–12:30 Biblical Texts, Jewish Literature from the Second Temple Period and Rabbinic Literature (Cont.)

  • Marc Hirshman: discussion of the preceding papers, general discussion

12:30–14:00 Lunch Break

14:00–15:30: Medieval Jewish Thought

Chair: Israel Yuval

  • Menachem Kellner: Milhemet Mitzvah (Obligatory War) and the Seven Canaanite Nations

  • Evyatar Marienberg: The Canaanite was then in the Land: ‘Canaanites’ in Jewish European Medieval Households

15:30–16:00 Coffee Break

16:00–18:00 Medieval Jewish Thought (Cont.)

Chair: Joseph David

  • Haggai Ben Shammai: Theological Consideration of the Radical Treatment of the ‘Seven Nations’ in Medieval Judaeo-Arabic Exegesis

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  • Paul Fenton: Canaan and the Fate of the Canaanites according to Muslim Writers

  • General discussion

18:00: Cocktail

מושב ערב ביד יצחק בן-צבי (פתוח לציבור הרחב /הכניסה חופשית) 19:15–21:30

יו“ר: פרופ‘ דניאל שוורץ

הרצאות:

פרופ‘ ישראל קנוהל, הויכוח בין מקורות התורה בשאלת היחס לעמי כנען

פרופ’ דב שוורץ, כיבוש הארץ והיחס לאומות היושבות עליה בהגות הציונית הדתית

19:15–21:30 Evening Session at the Yad Ben-Zvi (open to the public; in Hebrew)

Chair: Daniel Schwartz

Lectures by:

Prof. Israel Knohl: The Debate between Biblical Sources about the Issue of the Peoples of Canaan

Prof. Dov Schwartz: Religious Zionism on the Seven Nations and the Conquest of the Land of Israel

Thursday, 10 December 2009, at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

9:30–11:00 Modern and Contemporary Jewish Thought

Chair: Edward Breuer

  • Matthias Morgenstern: The Biblical Conquest of Canaan in the Eyes of German-Jewish Orthodoxy

  • Yoram Jacobson: The Relation between the Land of Canaan and the Land of Israel according to the Hasidic School of Gur

11:00–11:30 Coffee Break

11:30–13:00

Chair: Avinoam Rosenak

  • Joseph David: Between the Canaanites and the Israelites – A Land of Crimes and Laws of its Own

  • Baruch Alster: R. Moshe Feinstein on Milchemet Mitsvah: Halakhah, Morality, and Exegesis

13:00–14:30 Lunch Break

14:30–16:00 Modern and Contemporary Jewish Thought (Con.)

Chair: Jonathan Cohen

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  • Steven Kepnes: Herman Cohen on Canaanites and gerim

  • Annabel Herzog: Emmanuel Levinas on Canaanites and Zionism

16:00–16:30 Coffee Break

16:30–18:00

  • Zeev Harvey: Rabbi Reines on the Conquest of Canaan and Zionism

  • General discussion and conclusion

19:00: Dinner

List of participants

  • - Baruch Alster (Bar-Ilan University)

  • - Michael Avioz (Bar-Ilan University)

  • - Eyal Ben Elyahu (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • - Haggai Ben Shammai (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • - Katell Berthelot (CNRS – French Research Center in Jerusalem)

  • - Joseph David (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • - Paul Fenton (Paris IV-Sorbonne University)

  • - Zeev Harvey (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • - Annabel Herzog (Haifa University)

  • - Marc Hirshman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • - Yoram Jacobson (Tel-Aviv University)

  • - Menachem Kellner (Haifa University)

  • - Steve Kepnes (Colgate University)

  • - Menahem Kister (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • - Israel Knohl (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • - Evyatar Marienberg (University of North Carolina)

  • - Matthias Morgenstern (Tübingen University)

  • - Gabriel Motzkin (The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute)

  • - Ishay Rosen-Zvi (Tel-Aviv University)

  • - Daniel Schwartz (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • - Dov Schwartz (Bar-Ilan University)

  • - Nili Wazana (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)