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The carrying on with courting among the United States and the Holy Land has implications for American and Jewish background which expand past the ancient narrative and interpretation. The devotion of usa citizens of all faiths to the Holy Land extends into the religious realm, and the Holy Land, in flip, penetrates American houses, styles of religion, and schooling. during this e-book Davis illuminates the interconnection of usa citizens and the Holy Land in historic viewpoint, and delineates detailed parts inherent during this courting: the function of Zion in American religious heritage, within the Christian religion, in Jewish culture and communal lifestyles, and the provoke of Biblical position names at the map of the USA in addition to American settlements and associations within the country of Israel. The publication concludes with an annotated choose bibliography of fundamental resources on the USA and the Holy Land.

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W. Thornton, 239-40, quoted by Truman Nelson, "The Puritans of Massachusetts: From Egypt to the Promised Land," Judaism 16, no. 2 (Spring 1967): 206. 5. Not all children were called by such patronymics as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Israel. Even remote names, such as Nebuchadnezzar, were used. Family pets, too, were called by biblical appellations. Compare Stanley D. Brunn and James O. ," Names 14, no. 4 (December 1966): 197-202. " Babylonian Talmud, Hullin 60b (London: Soncino Press, 1948). 6. Lottie and Moshe Davis, Land of Our Fathers: Guide to Map of Biblical Names in America (New York: Associated American Artists, 1954).

1956), 248. For a penetrating analysis of Melville's understanding of the Jewish relationship to the Holy Land, see Miriam Baker and Ruth Miller, "'New Canaan's Promised Shores': The Idea of Jerusalem in American Literature, 16301894" (in Hebrew), Keshet 18, no. 4 (Summer 1976), especially pp. 128-32. See also, Louise Abbie Mayo, "Herman Melville, the Jew and Judaism," American Jewish Archives 28, no. 2 (November 1976): 172-79, and Milton R. Konvitz, "Herman Melville in the Holy Land," Midstream 25, no.

See note 56 above), 10, 51. 66.

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