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Bibil Identifier bibil:225995
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Census of the Israelites on the Plains of Moab (Numbers 26): Sources and Redaction
Author Kislev, Itamar
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 63, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 236–260 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In its present form, the census description in Numbers 26 can be identified as the product of a protracted literary process. Three principal stages of composition may be discerned as: a) close reliance on the list in Genesis 46 produced a census description and a list of the Israelite clans when they left Egypt ; b) the displacement of the original list from its original location to its extant position, wherein it serves as a “database” for the allocation of Canaan in accordance with the size of the tribes; c) the text reflected in the MT, in which the original form of the list was changed to better fit the new context, thereby establishing a greater similitude between Numbers 26 and other parts in its literary context.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341107
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : Redaction Criticism (Redaktionsgeschichte)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Levites
Pericopes Numbers 26
Genesis 46
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