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Bibil Identifier bibil:212716
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Phinehas Murdered Moses' Wife: An Analysis of Numbers 25
Author Fleurant, Josebert
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 35, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 285-294 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article suggests that Numbers 25 is a chapter composed of two separate stories (the Baal Peor affair and the Phinehas narrative) and one supplement. The return of these passages to their original contexts enables the reader to recover their full meaning and to explain the tensions in the existing form of the chapter. Of the many findings the analysis makes, the most significant is the identification of the Midianite woman killed by Phinehas with Zipporah, the wife of Moses. However, it appears that the priestly redactor was not pleased with having a prophetic figure such as Moses in this predicament. Therefore, he added supplementary material to the original text, making it quite diffcult to link the Midianite woman to Moses.
DOI 10.1177/0309089210386348
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Phinehas
Pericopes Numbers 25
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