By Mark Leuchter, Jeremy M. Hutton
Priestly functionaries occupy a paramount place within the learn of the Hebrew Bible. regardless of greater than a century of severe examine, questions nonetheless abound concerning social situation and definitions of some of the priestly teams, the depictions in their origins, their ritual features, the position of the laity and kinfolk faith, the connection among prophecy and the priesthood, and the relationship of texts. utilizing cross-disciplinary ways, this quantity offers a consultant examine the country of present examine into a variety of features of priesthood in historic Israel.
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32. e. date of Ps 78, see Richard J. Clifford, “In Zion and David a New Beginning: An Interpretation of Psalm 78,” in Traditions in Transformation: Turning-Points in Biblical Faith (ed. Baruch Halpern and Jon D. : Eisenbrauns, 1981), 139–41 (this reference was brought to my attention by Baruch Halpern, “Shiloh,” ABD 5:1214a), but cf. Mark Leuchter, “The Reference to Shiloh in Psalm 78,” HUCA 77 (2006): 1–31. On the date of Jer 7:12, a part of Jeremiah’s so-called temple sermon, and the related passage 26:6–9, see Susan Ackerman, Under Every Green Tree: Popular Religion in Sixth-Century Judah (HSM 46; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1992), 6 and n.
Kyle McCarter, who writes of 1 Sam 2:27–36 as “replete with the devices and clichés of the . . : Doubleday, 1980], 92); see similarly Marc Brettler, “The Composition of 1 Samuel 1–2,” JBL 116 (1997): 665: “2:27–36 is . . a secondary, Deuteronomistic addition . . full of Deuteronomistic language and ideology”; also John T. , Deuteronomy]” (“An Anti-Elide Narrative Tradition from a Prophetic Circle at the Ramah Sanctuary,” JBL 90 : 288 n. 3). But see, specifically in response to Brettler, Gary Rendsburg, “Some False Leads in the Identification of Late Biblical Hebrew Texts: The WHO IS SACRIFICING AT SHILOH?
16. Saul M. Olyan, Rites and Rank: Hierarchy in Biblical Representations of Cult (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), 19. 17. 18 II. Ancient Israel’s Regional Sanctuaries As is surely clear from what I have so far intimated, I would take Shiloh to be among preexilic Israel’s regional or provincial sanctuaries, although I must admit that the biblical evidence in this regard is mixed, as there are countervailing traditions that identify Shiloh as the central sanctuary of “all Israel” during the Israelites’ premonarchic era.
Levites and Priests in Biblical History and Tradition by Mark Leuchter, Jeremy M. Hutton