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Bibil Identifier bibil:204104
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Midianite-Kenite Hypothesis Revisited and the Origins of Judah
Author Blenkinsopp, Joseph
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 33, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 131-153 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Kenite, or Midianite-Kenite, hypothesis about the origins of the cult of Yahweh first came into prominence in the late nineteenth century. It rests on four bases: an interpretation of the biblical texts dealing with the Midianite connections of Moses, allusions in ancient poetic compositions to the original residence of Yahweh, Egyptian topographical texts from the fourteenth to the twelfth century, and Cain as the eponymous ancestor of the Kenites. This article discusses the implications of the hypothesis for the ethnic origins of Judah.
DOI 10.1177/0309089208099253
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Midianites
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Origins : Moses
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Cain
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