Theology

Kristin Weingart

Stämmevolk – Staatsvolk – Gottesvolk?

Studien zur Verwendung des Israel-Namens im Alten Testament

[Tribal Nation – Statehood – People of God. Studies of the Use of the Name of Israel in the Old Testament.]

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Kristin Weingart investigates the use of the name »Israel« within the Old Testament as well as the underlying concepts of Israel. She shows that the social construction of a common descent forms the base of Israelite collective identity in the pre- as well as post-exilic periods and stands behind the various usages of the name »Israel.«
What is Israel? In the Old Testament it seems self-evident, yet the answers given by current research differ considerably. There are two reasons for this: the various uses of the name within the Old Testament itself and the differing hypotheses on the base of a common Israelite sense of belonging. Is it based on a shared faith in YHWH, on political-territorial circumstances or the belief in a common descent? Has it changed in the course of Israel's history? Kristin Weingart investigates the use of the name »Israel« within the Old Testament as well as the underlying concepts of Israel. She shows that the social construction of a common descent forms the base of Israelite collective identity in the pre- as well as post-exilic periods and stands behind the various usages of the name »Israel.«
Authors/Editors

Kristin Weingart Geboren 1974; Studium der Ev. Theologie und Judaistik; 2013 Promotion; 2019 Habilitation; seit 2019 Professorin für Altes Testament an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9052-4550

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Bibel und Kirche – Biblische Bücherschau — www.biblische-buecherschau.de (4/2017) (Benedikt Collinet)
In: Theologische Zeitschrift — 70 (2014), S. 254–255 (Edgar Kellenberger)
In: Old Testament Abstracts — 38 (2015), S. 516 (C.T.B.)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 141 (2016), S. 1076–1079 (Ina Willi-Plein)
In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch — 65 (2017), S. 213–214 (Michael Pietsch)