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Bibil Identifier bibil:202508
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) "... Dies ist mein Name zum Verbergen"
Title (German, ) Arkanum und Amnesie im Alten Testament
Author Pola, Thomas
Journal Theologische Beiträge (Volume: 39, Issue: 6)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language German
Pages 346-362 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract As the revelation of the tetragrammaton in the Old Testament implies that YHWH reveals himself totally, it is strange that there are hints of incompleteness in the Pentateuch (e.g. Ex 25.17, 30.22-33, et al) and in the Prophets (concerning the prophet as a member of the heavenly counsel, e.g. in Jer 1.9). The analysis of the passages concerned demonstrates that the incompleteness is due to the respect of holiness or divine mysteries. In some cases this arcanum even leads to a collective amnesia (e.g. concerning the vocalisation of the nomen sacrum, the exact localisation of mount Sinai, the exact recipe of the anointing oil). Bible translations, preachers and teachers should communicate that the passages concerned express their respect of holiness in the peculiar way of arcanum even if it evokes a tension concerning the revelations claim to be complete.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Holiness
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