A royal priesthood : literary and intertextual perspectives on an image of Israel in Exodus 19.6 /

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...

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Author / Creator:Davies, John A.
Imprint:London ; New York : T & T Clark International, ©2004.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages).
Language:English
Series:Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 395
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 395.
Subject:Bible. -- Exodus, XIX, 6 -- Criticism, Textual.
Bible. -- Exodus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. -- A.T. -- Exode XIX, 6 -- Critique textuelle.
Bible. -- Exodus.
People of God -- Biblical teaching.
Priesthood, Universal.
Covenant theology -- Biblical teaching.
Peuple de Dieu -- Enseignement biblique.
Sacerdoce universel.
Alliance (Théologie) -- Enseignement biblique.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Covenant theology -- Biblical teaching.
People of God -- Biblical teaching.
Priesthood, Universal.
Exodus (bijbelboek)
Uitverkoren volk.
Priesterschap.
Leken.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11183983
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ISBN:9780826430717
0826430716
0826471579
1281803219
9781281803214
9786611803216
6611803211
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-270) and indexes.
English.
Print version record.
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.
Other form:Print version: Davies, John A. Royal priesthood. London ; New York : T & T Clark International, ©2004 0826471579 9780826471574