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Bibil Identifier bibil:213175
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Before YHWH at the Entrance of the Tent of Meeting
Title (English, ) A Study of Spatial and Conceptual Geography in the Priestly Texts
Author Hundley, Michael B.
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 123, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 15-26 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The present article examines the largely neglected Priestly expression פתח אהל מועד, »the entrance of the tent of meeting«, alongside the often parallel לפני יהוה, »before YHWH«, in light of architectural theory and ANE architectural analogies. The phrase »the entrance of the tent of meeting« is spatially variable yet conceptually rich. More than simply a specific location in the court, the tent entrance represents the closest a common person may come »before YHWH« to meet with him, at the doorstep of his private abode where earth brushes up against heaven.
DOI 10.1515/ZAW.2011.002
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Tent
Terms פֶּתַח פתח
לִפְנַי לפני
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