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By John A. Davies

This publication examines the portrayal of Israel as a royal-priestly state inside of Exodus and opposed to the historical past of biblical and historic close to jap concept. vital to the paintings is a literary examine of Exodus 19.4-6 and an indication of the pivotal function those verses and their major photograph have inside Exodus. This optionally available and honorific designation of Yahweh's adored humans has a selected concentrate on the privilege of entry to him in his heavenly temple. The paradigm of the royal furnish of privileged prestige has profound implications for our figuring out of the Sinai covenant. this can be quantity 395 within the magazine for the learn of the outdated testomony complement sequence.

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Driver,6 Gressmann,7 Oesterley 2. Muilenburg, 'Form and Structure', p. 351. 3. For similar views see Beer, Exodus, p. 96; Cuthbert Aikman Simpson, The Early Traditions of Israel: A Critical Analysis of the Pre-Deuteronomic Narrative of the Hexateuch (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1948), p. 199; Noth, Exodus, p. 154; Otto Eissfeldt, Hexateuch-Synopse: Die Erzdhlung der fiinf Bucher Mose und des Buches Josua mit dem Anfange des Richterbuches (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1962), p. 146*; Beyerlin, Origins, pp.

61. Childs guardedly posits a Deuteronomic redaction to an underlying E source for these verses. 20. Paul D. Hanson, The People Called: The Growth of Community in the Bible (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986), p. 39. 23 There is no Deuteronomic (D) source as such postulated for this section of the Pentateuch, though the Deuteronomic school is widely regarded as having a significant redactional role in relation to the shaping of the J and E traditions. In the complex process of weaving together the separate strands, one or more interim redactional stages are posited before the final redaction.

For the notion of the cosmic mountain, the divine abode, see Isa. 13; cf. S. Talmon, "in', in TDOT, III, pp. 441-42; Clifford, Cosmic Mountain. 3. The Royal Priesthood in its Immediate Cotext 35 narrowly as being vv. 3-8, or a more extended unit such as Exodus 19-24, or even the remainder of the book of Exodus in its entirety. Spatially, the setting is "inn ('the mountain', v. 5) and so sets up an expectation that what follows is the significant divine encounter anticipated by these earlier references.

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