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Bibil Identifier bibil:220944
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Edom in the Book of Numbers: Some Literary Reflections
Author Anderson, Bradford A.
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 124, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 38-51 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The two references to Edom in Numbers (20,14-21 and 24,18-19) are often assumed to be unrelated and as such are usually dealt with in isolation from one another. This article suggests continuity may be found in the fact that, taken together, these references offer a depiction that has much in common with the representation of Edom put forward in the prophetic literature. These similarities between Numbers and the prophets can be seen in terms of the negative disposition towards Edom as well as in the occurrence of specific key words and verbal resonances. Moreover, the continuity in the depiction of Edom in Numbers and the prophets suggests a corresponding discontinuity with the representation of these themes in other traditions, notably Genesis and Deuteronomy.
DOI 10.1515/zaw-2012-0003
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Edom
Pericopes Numbers 20,14-20,21
Numbers 24,18-24,19
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