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Bibil Identifier bibil:246088
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Kidron and Hebron
Title (English, ) Performative Space and Performative Speech in 2 Baruch and 1 Enoch
Author Anderson, Jeff S.
Journal Henoch. Studies in Judaism and Christianity from Second Temple to Late Antiquity (Volume: 37, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages 261-275 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Performative speech acts derive their potency from being uttered in exacting social contexts. Spatial demarcations in 2 Baruch and 1 Enoch combine performative speech and imagined space to construct illocutionary force for their messages. In 2 Baruch, the author presents the respected scribe receiving revelations and making proclamations from several diverse geographical contexts, particularly two notoriously ambivalent burial and cultic places: Kidron and Hebron. Revelatory trees figure prominently in these oracles at both locations. Unlike 1 Enoch, which graphically depicts Kidron and the surrounding topography as cursed (1 Enoch 26:1-27:5), 2 Baruch constructs imagined space for the righteous at Kidron, the consummate "exit threshold" demarking the boundary outside Zion. Like Kidron, Hebron is also an ambivalent site in the Second Temple period, known for the revered tombs of Israel's ancestors but also as a site of pagan practices. Hebron marks the consummate "entry threshold" in the Hebrew Bible, a metaphor for a new era of restoration.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Jeremiah-Baruch : Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch / 2 Baruch
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Posterity of Adam to the deluge : Enoch : 1 Enoch (Ethiopian)
Pericopes 1 Enoch (Ethiopic Apocalypse) 26,1-27,5
Terms קִדְרוֹן קדרון
חֶבְרוֹן חברון
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