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Publisher: Journals Gateway
The New England Quarterly (2009) 82 (2): 235–263.
Published: 01 June 2009
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Between the United States' declaration of independence and the country's attempt to construct a federal Constitution, a group of New England ministers proclaimed Israel's biblical history an exemplum for their republican and federal aspirations. Tracing this unique interpretive discourse, the essay underscores the importance of political Hebraism to the intellectual history of the early United States.