Levitikus 8-9

Anderson, Gary A., Literary Artistry and Divine Presence, in: Ganzel, Tova (Hg.), Contextualizing Jewish Temples (The Brill Reference Library of Judaism, 64), Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2021, 85–102. Show MoreAbstract from OTA: ln this essay, I have three aims. First, I intend to show that the chapters dedicated to the appearance of God at the Tabernacle (Exodus 40 and Leviticus 8-9) have been composed in artful fashion: one must attend to what is said as well as how it is expressed in order to understand the content. Second, to demonstrate that the relationship of chronological time (the actual order of events) to narrative time (how those events are ordered in the story) is more complex than a first read-through might imagine. … Third, and finally, to suggest that the chronological challenge of the narrative has some significant theological ramifications. [p. 85, adapted]—I began this paper with the claim that the two stories of God’s appearance at the Tabernacle were composed in an artful fashion. We noted that although the pattern of command and sevenfold completion occurs three different times in the Tabernacle narrative. Exod 40:1-16 distinguishes itself by pointing forward to the close of chap. 40 and Leviticus 8. The author of Exodus 40 was clearly aware of this and put the final completion formula, not at the end of the chapter where we might have expected it, but rather at the end of the command section (v. 16), in order to indicate that the narrative is incomplete as it presently stands. This element of incompleteness was also felt by most early readers of these chapters who attempted to coordinate the two theophanies. Why did our author structure the material in this deliberately awkward fashion? I have suggested that the aim was to embed within the Torah two distinct goals of the divine liturgy: the manufacture of a place for God to dwell and a place for the priests to serve at the altar therein. [p. 102, adapted – C.T.B.]

Himbaza, Innocent, La Bénédiction d’Aaron en Lévitique 9,22 et le Pentateuque Samaritain, in: Himbaza, Innocent (ed.), The Text of Leviticus. Proceedings of the Third International Colloquium of the Dominique Barthélemy Institute, held in Fribourg (October 2015) (OBO 292), Leuven: Peeters, 2020, 69–81.

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