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Bibil Identifier bibil:226760
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Is the Account of the Organization of the Camp Devoid of Organization? A Proposal for the Literary Structure of Numbers 1.1–10.10
Author Condren, Janson C.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 37, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 423-452 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article argues that the diverse units present within Num. 1.1–10.10 are more elaborately arranged than has been widely assumed. By utilizing a synchronic approach that pays special attention to repetition and other structural markers, Num. 1.1–10.10 is shown to consist of two parallel panels of three units each: 1.1–6.27 (1.1–2.24; 3.1–1.49; 5.1–6.27) and 7.1–10.10 (7.1–89; 8.1–26; 9.1–10.10). A resultant laity-clergy-laity pattern in each panel reinforces the centrality of Yahweh's tabernacle presence in Israel's midst, as mediated through the priests, for the campaign ahead.
DOI 10.1177/0309089213475400
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Tent
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : YHWH
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Levites
Pericopes Numbers 1,1-10,10
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