By John A. Davies
This booklet examines the portrayal of Israel as a royal-priestly country inside of Exodus and opposed to the historical past of biblical and historic close to japanese suggestion. important to the paintings is a literary learn of Exodus 19.4-6 and an indication of the pivotal function those verses and their major photo have inside Exodus. This optionally available and honorific designation of Yahweh's loved humans has a specific specialise in the privilege of entry to him in his heavenly temple. The paradigm of the royal provide of privileged prestige has profound implications for our figuring out of the Sinai covenant. this is often quantity 395 within the magazine for the research of the previous testomony complement sequence.
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11-12, where a similar image is used, is poetry). The striking nature of the expression was not lost on the translators of the LXX who added cooei ('as if) to soften what might seem an unacceptable 'ornithomorphism'. 15. Francis I. Andersen and A. Dean Forbes, '"Prose Particle" Counts in the Hebrew Bible', in Carol M. Meyers and M. ), The Word of the Lord Shall Go Forth: Essays in Honor of David Noel Freedman in Celebration of his Sixtieth Birthday (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1983), pp. 165-83.
Take the literary context seriously... 5. Take the historical and social context seriously... 6. Is the text to be read literally or metaphorically?... 7. 72 The present study proceeds from a position which is in general accord with these principles with one reservation. The reservation relates to what is meant by the integrity of the text as this affects textual criticism (taken up below). On a 'final form' approach, the notion of what we are calling cotext becomes much more important than it has traditionally been.
88. Even the Isaiah passage is not universally considered to have any relationship with Exod. 6. See Elliott, The Elect and the Holy, pp. 61-62; Henri Gazelles, PSS, 'Alliance du Sinai, alliance de 1'Horeb et renouvellement de 1'alliance', in H. ), Beitrdge zur alttestamentlichen Theologie (Festschrift Walther Zimmerli; Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1977), pp. 69-79 (77). 89. For this broad definition, cf. Gail R. 26-31: A Study in Intertextuality', JBL 109 (1990), pp. 259-67 (259). 90. ), Intertextuality: Theories and Practices (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990).
A Royal Priesthood: Literary And Intertextual Perspectives On An Image Of Israel In Exodus 19.6 (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 395) by John A. Davies