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Bibil Identifier bibil:227334
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Roots of Anger: An Economic Perspective on Zephaniah's Oracle Against the Philistines
Author Welch, Eric Lee
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 63, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 471–485 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The superscription of the book of Zephaniah places the composition in the 7th century BCE, during the reign of King Josiah of Judah. While some scholars support a monarchic date for composition on the grounds of geopolitical details, others have accepted the book as a post-monarchic composition, in which geopolitical details are merely functions of literary techniques. Critical in the discussions of date and historicity are the oracles found in the book’s second chapter. This essay examines the introductory poem found in Zeph 2:4 and argues that the oracle is representative of 7th century Judean sentiments toward the city of Ekron because of a specific pun, which should be read in light of the city’s impressive olive oil industry dating to the 7th century BCE.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341125
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Zephaniah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Philistines
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Oracle of Judgment (Gerichtswort)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Economy
Terms עָקָר עקר
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