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Bibil Identifier bibil:208602
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Vom Propheten und seiner Frau, einem Ephod und einem Teraphim - Anmerkungen zu Hos 3:1-4, 5
Author Rudnig-Zelt, Susanne
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 60, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language German
Pages 373-399 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article has a double focus. On the one hand it covers the problems of Hos 3. It shows that Hos 3:3 announces punishment to the inhabitants of the former Northern kingdom and that Hos 3:5 represents a later addition. Hos 3:1-4,5 proves to be a late text. Thus it cannot be used as a biographical source for the 8th-century prophet Hosea. But it gives valuable insight in the theological debates of the late Persian era. On the other hand this article investigates the origins of ephod and teraphim (Hos 3:4): do the names apply to figurines of gods or even of Yahwe himself? The results point in a different direction. 'Ephod' seems to be the name of a priestly garment, and 'teraphim' originally designates a group of artefacts used for mantic purposes. Only in late texts do ephod und teraphim denote forbidden images illustrating supposed cultic abuses of ancient times.
DOI 10.1163/156853310X511678
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Image of God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Worship
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Persian Period
Pericopes Hosea 3
Hosea 1-3
Judges 17-18
Terms אֵפוֹד אפוד אפד
תְּרָפִים תרפים
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