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Bibil Identifier bibil:218218
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Forgotten Dimensions of Holiness
Author Robson, James E.
Journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (Volume: 33, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 121-146 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article explores a sometimes forgotten dimension of divine holiness, divine holiness as love. It starts by reflecting on an apparent incongruity between the New Testament summary of the law, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself “ (Lev 19:18) and that verse's context in Leviticus, where a more probable summary is the call, “Be holy for I, YHWH your God, am holy“ (Lev 19:2). It examines the significance of the conjunction of Lev 19:2 and 19:18, and argues that it is appropriate to speak of love as a dimension of divine holiness. In the main part of the article, which looks at the Old Testament more widely, including Exodus, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Hosea and the prayer life of Israel, divine holiness as love is evident on closer examination in three ways: holiness and self-disclosure, holiness and saving activity, and holiness and divine presence.
DOI 10.1163/187122011X593000
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Holiness
Pericopes Leviticus 19,2
Leviticus 19,17-19,18
Matthew 22,36-22,39
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