Priestly Rites and Prophetic Rage: Post-exilic Prophetic Critique of the Priesthood

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Mohr Siebeck, 2006 - 318 עמודים
Although Judah's prophets and priests often stood united in their concerns for the cult, many prophetic texts from the 6th and the 5th century BC testify to a major disagreement between them as to how to worship God. Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer analyzes the critique of the priests as found in the prophetic texts from that period. In these texts, the prophets accused the priests of misdemeanours in both the cultic and the social realm. The author further explores how the same prophets envisioned a more righteous priesthood. The earlier promises in Isaiah 40-55 form the background of this critique. Much of the post-exilic prophetic literature sought to explain the non-fulfilment of these promises. The author shows that the shared focus of most of these explanations is a culpable priesthood. She further demonstrates a different picture of the post-exilic priesthood from the one often previously assumed. Rather than attributing cultic monolatry to the post-exilic priests, reformed through their suffering following the destruction of Jerusalem, she shows that the emerging new clergy were not so very different from their pre-exilic predecessors. In addition, in contrast to the common assumption that the prophetic literature displays contradictory views, the author stresses the similarity between the thoughts and ideas displayed throughout Isaiah 56-66, Haggai, Zechariah 1-8 and Malachi.
 

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History of Research
5
Haggai and Zechariah
15
Zechariah 18
31
1
73
Conclusion
84
5 The priests professed holiness
97
Malachi
109
Preexilic critique of the priests teaching
115
The understanding of the word Tºp
201
The Priests Cultic Neglect
207
Malachi
214
1014
220
Zechariah
239
The dream of a Cleansed Priesthood
248
A cleansed priesthoodMalachi
256
Conclusion
263

19 The ideal and the real priest
127
Conclusion
135
35 Business on a day of rest
143
Unorthodox Rites
149
34 Illicit sacrifices and forbidden food
160
Priestly Intermarriages
178
The relation between EzraNehemiah and Malachi
195
6 The judgement in the temple
271
The Original Vision and its Modification
274
221 The vision of the future priesthood
282
Bibliography
291
Source Index
301
Author Index
315
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מידע על המחבר (2006)

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, Born 1969; BA and MA in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; 2002 Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible at the University of Oxford; Lecturer in Hebrew Bible at the University of Aberdeen, UK.

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