Ancient Zionism

The Biblical Origins of the National Idea

Ancient Zionism

In this unusual and provocative book, Victor Erlich uncovers the origins of the national idea in the Hebrew Bible. Through a series of sensitive and original readings of well-known biblical episodes, Erlich argues that ancient Zionism was not an ideological construct but rather a unique marriage of literary imagination and ethnic pride.
  • Free Press | 
  • 277 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451602272 | 
  • June 2010

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