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Bibil Identifier bibil:219786
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Theophany and Meal of Exodus 24
Author Robinson, Bernard P.
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 25, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 155-173 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper offers a synchronic reading of the theophany and meal narrative in Exod 24, 9-11, which portrays leaders of Israel as seeing YHWH from below through a dazzling azure pavement and being treated to a meal by the Deity. These events legitimise the human participants' roles within their community. The diverse actors in the drama have representative functions (charismatic, scribal, juridical, cultic…). Israel as a whole is characterized as a people that has been sprinkled with the blood of the covenant. Through the Temple liturgy Israelites are able, under the leadership of the various heirs of Moses, to catch a sight of, and enjoy communion with, their transcendent but approachable God, provided they do not, à la Nadab and Abihu, betray their calling.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2011.608539
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Meal
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Theophany
Pericopes Exodus 24
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