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Bibil Identifier bibil:227294
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Getting bad publicity and staying in power: Leviticus 10 and possible priestly power struggles
Author Meyer, Esias E.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 69, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 7 pages.
Abstract The story of the death of Nadab and Abihu in Leviticus 10 has always been a difficult text to understand. Recently it has been used in debates about possible power struggles between Aaronides and Zadokites in post-exilic Yehud. The article critically explores the work of three European scholars, namely Achenbach, Nihan and Otto on this issue. Initially most of the traditional questions asked by scholars are addressed such as what the ‘strange fire’ was, and what exactly Nadab and Abihu did wrong. The focus of the article then moves to whether Leviticus 10 reflects badly on certain priestly groups.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v69i1.1990
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 21st century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Priest
Pericopes Leviticus 10
Leviticus 8-9
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