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Bibil Identifier bibil:217735
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Why Does the Plague of Darkness Last for Three Days? Source Ascription and Literary Motif in Exodus 10:21-23, 27
Author Stackert, Jeffrey
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 61, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 657-676 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article addresses the question of source ascription for the plague of darkness in Exod 10:21-23, 27. It argues that attention to the specific content of this episode, and especially its indication of a three-day duration for the darkness, ties it to Exod 6:9-12, Moses's initial interaction with the Israelites in the pentateuchal Priestly source (P). Beyond style or form, the darkness plague plays an essential role in the Priestly plot and for this reason may be confidently assigned to P.
DOI 10.1163/156853311X560727
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Light - Darkness
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Historical Traditions : Priestly
Pericopes Exodus 10,21-10,23
Exodus 10,27
Exodus 6,9-6,12
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