Sacrificial Rhetoric in the Prophetic Literature of the Hebrew Bible
2012 (English)Book (Refereed)
This study aims at exploring the attitudestoward the sacrificial cult that are expressed in the prophetic literature inthe Hebrew Bible. Based on a new understanding of sacrifice, where the key word is reciprocity, it throws new light on a much debated issue:Did prophets like Amos and Jeremiah denounce sacrifice as such, or can passages like Amos 5:21-24 be explained in some other way? The textual investigation, which involves historical and rhetorical analyses of carefully selected prophetic passages, aims at proving the validity of the following hypothesis: All utterances on sacrifices in the prophetic literature share a basically positive view of the sacrificialcult as a legitimate means of worship.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2012. , 272 p.
, hors série
Sacrifice, prophets, cult, rhetoric
Research subject Old Testament Exegesis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-179843ISBN: 978-0-7734-2915-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-179843DiVA: diva2:546631
FunderSwedish Research Council, 90158302