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Bibil Identifier bibil:222601
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Elohist: A 7th-Century bce Theological Tradition
Author Gnuse, Robert K.
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 42, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 59-69 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Elohist Pentateuchal tradition may be dated to the 7th and 6th centuries bce in the cult center of Bethel as a theological response to the destruction of Samaria and the exile of Israelites in the north in 722 bce. If this is true, then significant theological themes may be perceived in these texts that address the religious needs and the question of identity for Israelite exiles. Eventually these Elohist texts will be absorbed by the Yahwist Historian in the late 6th century bce.
DOI 10.1177/0146107912441303
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Historical Traditions : Elohist
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