The Promised Land: In Canaan or in Nubia?

Ruma, Avner
January 2005
Journal of Religious Thought;2005, Vol. 57/58 Issue 2/1-2, p83
Academic Journal
The article proposes that the genuine biblical description of the land of the patriarchs refers, not to Canaan, but to the Nubian Desert. Bruce Trigger's description of the culture of the Nubian C-Group people is not unlike of the biblical patriarchs' families, pastoral nomads who lived in an arid desert in small communities. In contrast to the previous inhabitants of the area or their neighbors, no evidence of their retainer sacrifice was ever found in their burial sites.


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