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Bibil Identifier bibil:223500
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Lecture de l'hospitalité biblique
Author Herzog, Annabel
Journal Revue des études juives (Volume: 171, Issue: 1-2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language French
Pages 1-25 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This essay focuses on the biblical hospitality that appears in Gn. 18-19. Traditional exegesis and modern criticism regard Abraham’s hospitality as the model of hospitality. However, does such hospitality correspond to a universal social code or consist of Abraham’s original creation? The argument of this paper is that Abraham’s hospitality is an answer to Sodom’s practices of hospitality. Therefore, Sodom’s reception of strangers comes chronologically after Mamre’s reception of strangers, but Sodom’s system of values preexists that of Mamre. We will explore the influence of Sodom’s violence on Mamre’s moral ideal, and that of this ideal on Sodom’s tradition. What will appear is the ambiguity of a hospitality based on these two poles.
DOI doi:10.2143/REJ.171.1.2165709
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Hospitality
Pericopes Genesis 18,1-19,29
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