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Bibil Identifier bibil:226779
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Feast, Famine, and History
Title (English, ) The Festival Meal Topos and Deuteronomy 26,1–15
Author Altmann, Peter
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 124, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 555-567 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study builds upon recent composition-critical analysis of Deut 26,1–15 and highlights the importance of the festive meal topos for the interpretation of the section. This motif, shown to have developed new contours from its use in historically earlier texts of Deut, now accompanies the ritual utterances of vv. 5–10 and vv. 12–15. Eating in Deut 26,1–15 carries two related themes: celebration of a bountiful harvest in contrast to the memory of the perishing ancestor, and satisfaction for those in similarly precarious circumstances. When considered in light of the dangers associated with eating in Deut 6–11, the satisfaction and celebration in Deut 26 offer a positive ritual context for feasting in connection with the story of Yhwh’s provision in the exodus and gift of the land (cf. vv. 7–9).
DOI 10.1515/zaw-2012-0039
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Feast of Weeks
Pericopes Deuteronomy 26,1-26,15
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