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Bibil Identifier bibil:217371
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Compositional Strata in the Priestly Sabbath
Title (English, ) Exodus 31:12-17 and 35:1-3
Author Stackert, Jeffrey
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 11, Issue: 15)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-20 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article challenges the conclusions of recent studies that have attributed the entirety of Exodus 31:12–17 and 35:1–3 either to a Holiness (H) author or another post-Priestly author. It offers a new redactional analysis of these Sabbath texts, arguing that each contains an earlier Priestly (P) stratum that was subsequently expanded by H. It identifies a P stratum by giving close attention to the narrative features in these pericopes and their participation in the larger historical claims of P. Attention to such narrative qualities is then usefully combined with stylistic and theological elements to identify the secondary stratum in these units as an H composition.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Historical Traditions : Priestly
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sabbath
Pericopes Exodus 31,12-31,17
Exodus 35,1-35,3
Leviticus 17-26
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