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Bibil Identifier bibil:200551
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Blasphemy, Talion, and Chiasmus: The Marriage of Form and Content in Lev 24,13-23
Author Willis, Timothy M.
Journal Biblica (Volume: 90, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 68-74 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The verbal divine response to a case of blasphemy/cursing of God is presented as a lengthy chiasmus in Lev 24,13-23. One aspect of this that has gone unnoticed is how the structure suggests that blasphemy is a more serious offense than murder. This observation shows how the pericope fits well thematically in Lev 18-26, where there are repeated examples of the divine self-declaration formulas (I am the Lord…) and references to holiness.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Chiasm
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Law of Retaliation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Blasphemy
Pericopes Leviticus 24,13-24,23
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