During the Exodus in the desert Israel is constituted as a “people”, through the Berith event (the Covenant) to the Sinai. Choosing to follow the Word of an unnamed and faceless God forces Jewish people to undertake a journey towards a meaning that will be unveiled in the future, towards a far away truth. This condition has influenced the establishment of an in fieri political community, different from the common sedentary units, set outside the idolatrous stiffness of enclosed space. Nowadays, in the time of the great planetary nomadism that has determined the crisis of the traditional political paradigm of land, the singularity of the ancient people of the Exodus, who had been forged by the desert stretches, may suggest a different declination of political existence in extraterritoriality, in the vital partiality of no-border spaces.

Exodus through the Word and nomadic politics

Maria Felicia Schepis
2019

Abstract

During the Exodus in the desert Israel is constituted as a “people”, through the Berith event (the Covenant) to the Sinai. Choosing to follow the Word of an unnamed and faceless God forces Jewish people to undertake a journey towards a meaning that will be unveiled in the future, towards a far away truth. This condition has influenced the establishment of an in fieri political community, different from the common sedentary units, set outside the idolatrous stiffness of enclosed space. Nowadays, in the time of the great planetary nomadism that has determined the crisis of the traditional political paradigm of land, the singularity of the ancient people of the Exodus, who had been forged by the desert stretches, may suggest a different declination of political existence in extraterritoriality, in the vital partiality of no-border spaces.
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