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Bibil Identifier bibil:211989
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Der finstere Tag Jahwes
Title (German, ) Zum kultischen Hintergrund von Am 5,18-20
Author Müller, Reinhard
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 122, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language German
Pages 576-592 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The core of Am 5,18–20 goes back to an oral prophecy of doom announced during the final period of the kingdom of Israel. Its motifs are related to the New Year's festival during which Yahweh's triumph over chaotic powers was celebrated. Parallels both inside and outside of the Old Testament indicate that the phrase ›day of Yahweh‹ denoted a festival day; the motif of darkness points to the tradition of theophany with its Sitz im Leben in the cult. The complete darkness however is sign of a cosmic catastrophe; it shows that the divine battle has been given the opposite meaning: Yahweh himself is destroying the order of the world.
DOI 10.1515/ZAW.2010.040
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Day of the Lord
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Light - Darkness
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Chaos
Pericopes Amos 5,18-5,20
Terms יוֹם יום
חֹשֶׁך חשׁך
נֹגַהּ נגה
אוּר אור
אֹפֶל אפל
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