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Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions

James K. Hoffmeier

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195155464
eISBN:
9780199835652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/0195155467.001.000
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

For the past two decades, the nature of ancient Israel’s origins has been debated heatedly. Much of this debate has concentrated on part of the book of Exodus and the book of Joshua. Little ... More


Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks

Mark David Spence

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142433
eISBN:
9780199848812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142433.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines the ideal of wilderness preservation in the United States from the antebellum era to the first half of the twentieth century, showing how the early conception of the wilderness as ... More


CONSERVING WILDLANDS

Pamela C. Ronald and Raoul W. Adamchak

in Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195301755
eISBN:
9780199867196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301755.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

As the world's population grows (it is expected to increase from the current 6.7 billion to 9.2 billion by 2050), fewer and fewer wild places remain. Today vast areas of Earth resemble the ... More


Introduction

Catharine Cookson

in Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Often, competing worldviews or “frameworks” (as described by political philosopher Charles Taylor) are at the heart of free exercise conflicts. This chapter uses the trope or myth of “wilderness” as ... More


Behemoth and the Beagle: Creation According to Job 38–41

William P. Brown

in The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730797
eISBN:
9780199777075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

God’s answer to Job is the focus of this chapter. God presents a panoramic sweep of creation that comprises the cosmic, the meteorological, and the biological. Its primary focus, however, is on the ... More


Dying Americans: Race, Extinction, and Conservation in the New World

Sadiah Qureshi

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Early modern writers had long noted the apparent decimation of some indigenous peoples. However, such discussions took on a new and urgent form in the nineteenth century as a new scientific ... More


Making conservation come alive

Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory D. McDuff, and Martha C. Monroe

in Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567714
eISBN:
9780191718311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567714.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Making conservation come alive can mean discovering the natural world around us through a neighborhood scavenger hunt or researching the perspectives of an industry group for a role-play. Many of the ... More


The Making of a National Identity: The Frontier Thesis

Daisy L. Machado

in Of Borders and Margins: Hispanic Disciples in Texas, 1888-1945

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152234
eISBN:
9780199834426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152239.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Frederick Jackson Turner's frontier thesis became a significant force in shaping the national identity of the U.S. The ideologies incorporated into Turner's frontier thesis were not only meant to ... More


 The Wilderness Tradition and the Origin of Israel

James K. Hoffmeier

in Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195155464
eISBN:
9780199835652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/0195155467.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The book concludes with discussing some implications of the wilderness tradition for the origins of Israel debate. The indigenous origins of Israel in and from the Canaanites is rejected because of ... More


 The Wilderness Tradition

James K. Hoffmeier

in Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195155464
eISBN:
9780199835652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/0195155467.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Central to the Torah is the wilderness tradition, the forty years that Israel spent in Sinai after the exodus from Egypt and before entering the land of Canaan. The book begins by examining the ... More


 The Wilderness Tradition and the Historian of Religion

James K. Hoffmeier

in Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195155464
eISBN:
9780199835652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/0195155467.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The 19th century Religionswissenschaft, “the scientific” or the comparative study of religion, approach is examined, as well as how more recent books on the religion of ancient Israel view the ... More


 The Mountain of God

James K. Hoffmeier

in Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195155464
eISBN:
9780199835652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/0195155467.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The religious significance of sacred mountains is treated as a way to get at the significance of the mountain of God. Since the Torah mentions both Mt. Sinai and Horeb as the mountain of God. This ... More


Looking Backward and Westward: The “Indian Wilderness” in the Antebellum Era

Mark David Spence

in Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142433
eISBN:
9780199848812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142433.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides a clear understanding of early preservationist thinking and better recognition of the changing condition that reshaped American ideas about wilderness and Indians at ... More


Attitudes

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Today, the hide hunt and the hide hunters seem utterly foreign to most of us. The hide hunters have achieved the anomalous status of despised frontiersmen. Public policy toward wilderness and wild ... More


A Good That Transcends: How US Culture Undermines Environmental Reform

Eric T. Freyfogle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226326085
eISBN:
9780226326252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326252.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Long-simmering environmental problems originate in human actions that alter nature in ways deemed abusive or degrading. The root causes of environmental ills are thus the forces and factors that ... More


A Word for Wildness

Dana Phillips

in The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, Literature in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195137699
eISBN:
9780199787937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137699.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This epilogue reviews some of the issues of most importance in this book, especially those that have been raised but not yet resolved by ecocriticism. In particular, it explores the idea not of ... More


Biodiversity Conservation: Global Priorities, Trends, and the Outlook for the Future

Russell A. Mittermeier and William R. Konstant

in Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125788
eISBN:
9780199832927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125789.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes biodiversity and its value to society. The concepts of biodiversity hotspots, major tropical Wilderness Areas, and Megadiversity Countries and Conservation International's ... More


/ COMMUNITY: Locals and Next‐Door Natures

Neil M. Maher

in Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Enviromental Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306019
eISBN:
9780199867820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306019.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This part of the book investigates how the Corps and its conservation work transformed local communities situated near the more than five thousand CCC camps scattered across the country. To do this, ... More


/ NATION: The Great Conservation Debate

Neil M. Maher

in Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Enviromental Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306019
eISBN:
9780199867820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306019.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how the debate over Corps conservation work, introduced as a local problem in Chapter Four, spread to the national level during the late 1930s. It begins by illustrating how ... More


The Making of Letters between Two

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The decision by Lu Xun and Xu Guangping to publish their correspondence was made in 1932, when the vogue for published love-letters by literary couples was at its height. An unacknowledged reason ... More


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