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Bibil Identifier bibil:212442
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice and Biblical Priestly Literature
Title (English, ) A Linguistic Reconsideration
Author Mizrahi, Noam
Journal Harvard Theological Review (Volume: 104, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 33-58 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice, a liturgical composition whose fragments were discovered among the Dead Sea scrolls, comprises thirteen songs that describe the heavenly temple and the angels who serve in it as priests and whose main ritual duty is to praise and glorify God. These topics are taken commonly to indicate that the Songs was composed in priestly circles, stems from classical priestly traditions, and reflects a priestly agenda and worldview. Thus, for instance, a priestly provenance of the Songs was entertained by Johann Maier. Israel Knohl also detected a continuation of priestly traditions and conceptions in the Songs. The prominent proponent of this view is Rachel Elior, who presented a sweeping synthesis according to which a direct and continuous tradition leads from biblical priestly literature, through sectarian writings from Qumran—and the Songs in particular—to Hekhalot literature. In her view, these texts exhibit numerous thematic, ideological, and terminological affinities that prove that they are parts of a single, well-defined stream of tradition, nurtured by priestly circles.
DOI 10.1017/S0017816011000046
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 4Q - Qumran Cave 4 : 4Q400-407 - Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice / Angelic Liturgy
Terms רוּחַ רוח
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