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A royal priesthood [electronic resource] : literary and intertextual perspectives on an image of Israel in Exodus 19.6 / John A. Davies.

By: Davies, John A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 395.Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark International, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 290 p.).ISBN: 9780826430717 (electronic bk.); 0826430716 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament Exodus XIX, 6 -- Criticism, Textual | People of God -- Biblical teaching | Priesthood, Universal | Covenant theology -- Biblical teaching | Bible. Exodus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Covenant theology | People of God | Priests, Jewish | Bible. A.T. Exode XIX, 6 -- Critique textuelle | Peuple de Dieu -- Enseignement biblique | Sacerdoce universel | Alliance (Th�eologie) -- Enseignement biblique | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Exodus (bijbelboek) | Uitverkoren volk | Priesterschap | LekenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Royal priesthood.DDC classification: 222.12066 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Old and new in literary criticism: methodologies in the interpretation of Exodus 19.6 -- Royal priesthood in its immediate cotext: Exodus 19.1-8 -- Grant of royal priesthood to Israel: Exodus 19.6 -- Royal priesthood in the Exodus narrative framework: Exodus 1.1 to 24.11 -- Modelling the royal priesthood: cultic model of Exodus 24.12 to 40.38 -- Sinai covenant as grant of royal priesthood -- Testing of the royal priesthood: Numbers 16 -- Royal priesthood in jeopardy: Hosea 4.4-9 -- Reassurance of royal priesthood: two intertextual studies -- Prospect of the royal priesthood: Isaiah 61.6 -- Pinnacle of royal priesthood-access to the heavenly court: Zechariah 3.
Summary: This book examines the portrayal of Israel as a royal-priestly nation within Exodus and against the background of biblical and ancient Near Eastern thought. Central to the work is a literary study of Exodus 19:4-6 and a demonstration of the pivotal role these verses and their main image have within Exodus. This elective and honorific designation of Yahweh's cherished people has a particular focus on the privilege of access to him in his heavenly temple. The paradigm of the royal grant of privileged status has profound implications for our understanding of the Sinai covenant.
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Sydney).

Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-270) and indexes.

Old and new in literary criticism: methodologies in the interpretation of Exodus 19.6 -- Royal priesthood in its immediate cotext: Exodus 19.1-8 -- Grant of royal priesthood to Israel: Exodus 19.6 -- Royal priesthood in the Exodus narrative framework: Exodus 1.1 to 24.11 -- Modelling the royal priesthood: cultic model of Exodus 24.12 to 40.38 -- Sinai covenant as grant of royal priesthood -- Testing of the royal priesthood: Numbers 16 -- Royal priesthood in jeopardy: Hosea 4.4-9 -- Reassurance of royal priesthood: two intertextual studies -- Prospect of the royal priesthood: Isaiah 61.6 -- Pinnacle of royal priesthood-access to the heavenly court: Zechariah 3.

This book examines the portrayal of Israel as a royal-priestly nation within Exodus and against the background of biblical and ancient Near Eastern thought. Central to the work is a literary study of Exodus 19:4-6 and a demonstration of the pivotal role these verses and their main image have within Exodus. This elective and honorific designation of Yahweh's cherished people has a particular focus on the privilege of access to him in his heavenly temple. The paradigm of the royal grant of privileged status has profound implications for our understanding of the Sinai covenant.

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