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Bibil Identifier bibil:204067
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Through a Glass Darkly
Title (English, ) Zechariah's Unprocessed Visionary Experience
Author Tiemeyer, Lena-Sofia
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 English
Pages 573-594 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article proposes a new interpretation of Zechariah's vision report. Zechariah's vision report has the distinct quality of an unprocessed description of a visionary experience without much ideological reflection and it attempts to impose ideological meanings onto a multivalent experience. This statement is suggested primarily by the often confused quality of the account, in combination with its interpretative openness. It is further supported by the existence of later textual additions (e.g. Zech. i 14-17; ii 10-17; iii 8b, 10; iv 6b-10a) which serve to accredit Zechariah's originally pristine report with religious and political significance.
DOI 10.1163/156853308X325245
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Zechariah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Vision Report
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