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Bibil Identifier bibil:212871
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The "At-Sinai Narrative"
Title (English, ) Exodus 18-Numbers 10
Author Lawlor, John I.
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 21, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 23-42 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The content and placement of "in-law pericopes" at each end of the Sinai narrative together with the "chronological disjunction" of each in its respective textual setting calls attention to their combined function to serve as an ironic frame for the Sinai narrative. The centrality of the golden calf narrative in the larger Sinai narrative draws the reader's attention to the role of Moses as intercessor on behalf of Israel, but the "in-law pericopes" seem to image Moses as motivated by self-interest. The paired function of the "in-law scences" sets the stage for recognition of the paired function of the other movements that comprise this large narrative complex.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sinai
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Narrative
Pericopes Exodus 33,7-33,11
Exodus 18
Numbers 10,29-10,36
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