Maybe Identity should be expressed poetically for it is both carnal and eternal. It is the reputation of your people and the manifestation of your Creator your collective history and your personal hopes of heaven.
Identity is a complex concept articulated by both philosophers and prophets expounded on by politicians and preachers. I consider Identity to be the occupation of the spirit a intermingled idea of culture and destiny.
Perhaps Proverbs is about identity as much as Genesis is.
What I am saying is identity is not just the solid boundaries of your traditions it is the intangible force that draws us to connect to Elohim thereby interlocking us together who seek to “Identify” with HIM.
Identity should be left to the poets to convey.
Scholars can lecture but poets can inspire and Identity should be the inspirational wisdom that motivates individuals to become the reflection of a image that we should all Identify with.