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Bibil Identifier bibil:254103
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Law and Narrative as »Inner-Biblical Interpretation« in the Book of Numbers
Author Bührer, Walter
Journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (Volume: 8, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2019
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2019
Year (Copyright) 2019
Year (Reference) 2019
Language English
Pages 213-239 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper discusses different cases of creative-adaptive expansions of older texts in the book of Numbers. In Num 36:1–12; 27:1–11; 15:32–36; 9:6–14; and Lev 24:10–23, narrative and legal texts are creatively adapted to answer legal questions that had not yet been clarified. Thus, existing source-texts are used and consequently updated in new situations – in the history of Israel or the redactional history of the texts. Num 11:4–35 was formed in a similar way but does not update any legal questions. It does, however, connect different narratives into a new literary unity, thus updating events and constellations of events in Israel's narrated history.
DOI 10.1628/hebai-2019-0017
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Numbers
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Narrative
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Halakha (Gesetzeswort)
Pericopes Numbers 36,1-36,12
Numbers 27,1-27,11
Numbers 15,32-15,36
Numbers 11,4-11,34
Numbers 9,6-9,14
Leviticus 24,10-24,23
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