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Reciprocity and the Risk of Rejection: Debate over Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Old and New Testament Exegesis, Old Testament Exegesis.
2018 (English)In: Religions, ISSN 2077-1444, E-ISSN 2077-1444, Vol. 9, no 12, article id 422Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sacrifice is a central but contested topic in the prophetical literature in the Hebrew Bible. Whereas some texts criticize the sacrificial cult vehemently, other texts express strong support for such a cult. Interestingly, and somewhat paradoxically, a certain writing, such as the book of Jeremiah, may contain both cult-critical prophecies and passages that promote sacrifices. Divergent interpretations of this ancient debate have engendered an intense scholarly debate. Adopting a new approach, informed by sacrifice theories that emphasize the notion of reciprocity, this article refutes the view that prophets like Amos and Jeremiah rejected all sacrifices. Rather, they (that is, the authors of these books) addressed specific situations, or explained specific catastrophes in retrospect. Viewed from this perspective, the cult-critical prophecies, as well as other references to rejected sacrifice, are in fact compatible with a basically positive attitude towards the sacrificial cult.

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MDPI, 2018. Vol. 9, no 12, article id 422
Keywords [en]
sacrifice, reciprocity, cultic criticism, prophetic literature, Amos, Jeremiah
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History of Religions
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Old Testament Exegesis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-370097DOI: 10.3390/rel9120422ISI: 000454736600047OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-370097DiVA, id: diva2:1272391
Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2019-01-25Bibliographically approved

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