Election in the Hebrew Bible
Much of the Hebrew Bible speaks against the idea that the nations will convert to Israel’s religion and it is rare to find a passage that speaks of a complete dissolution of all distinctions between Abraham’s family and the other nations of the world.
See Also: Yet I Loved Jacob: Reclaiming the Biblical Concept of Election (Wipf and Stock, 2016).
By Joel S. Kaminsky
Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies
Chair, Religion Department
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