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Bibil Identifier bibil:204062
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Der Mensch lebt nicht vom Brot allein, sondern …
Author Kiss, Jenö
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 58, Issue: 4-5)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language German
Pages 510-525 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The aim of this study is, on the one side, to inquire into the meaning of the expression מוצא פה (יהוה)י in Deut. viii 3b. Because this expression appears only once in the Old Testament, this study investigates the genitival construction מוצא שׂפה in Num. xxx 13; Deut. xxiii 24; Jer. xvii 16, and Ps. lxxxix 35, and the expression יצא מן פה in Num. xxx 3; Judg. xi 36; Isa. xlv 23; and lv 11. One may conclude that these expressions bear signs of a juridical language, with the connotation of `self commitment'. Accordingly, מוצו פה יהוה in Deut. viii 3b denotes the self commitment of YHWH. Secondly, the study explores the meaning of the expression הלחם לבדו. Following the lead of Deut. viii 16-18, it arrives at the conclusion that “bread alone” denotes food detached from YHWH, acquired by one's own efforts, in contrast to the manna, the symbol of the provision of God. According to the final clause of Deut. viii 3b (למען הודעך), YHWH teaches his people that, when there is food and wealth, they recognise his covenantal love, the sole foundation of Israel's life.
DOI 10.1163/156853308X344541
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Promise
Pericopes Deuteronomy 8,3
Terms יצא
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