• Ritual Sequence and Narrative Constraints in Leviticus 9:1-10:3

    Author(s):
    Liane Marquis (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, Religious Studies
    Subject(s):
    Pentateuch, Priestly literature, Ritual theory, Narratology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M61N81
    Abstract:
    Lev 9:1–10:3 contains two of the most memorable events in the priestly narrative: a public theophany at the tabernacle, and the deaths of Nadav and Avihu. It also contains a long sequence of sacrifices, the importance of which has often been overlooked. This article argues that the ritual acts described in Lev 9 follow established and identifiable patterns, and that only by understanding the ritual logic in this episode is it possible to understand the rhetorical aims of the narrative.
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    Published
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