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Le jubilé biblique: Lv 25 - exégèse et théologie


Lefebvre, Jean-François (2003). Le jubilé biblique: Lv 25 - exégèse et théologie. Fribourg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Editions Universitaires / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Abstract

This line to line commentary of Lev. 25 endeavors to clarify a number of issues usually debated in the exegesis of this chapter - such points as the meaning of some rare (or in this context unusual) phrases, the question of the sabbatical character of the jubilee, the interpretation of certain juridical dispositions (especially the ge'ullâ), the relationship with similar laws in the Pentateuch or the problem of the literary unity of Lev. 25. It appears that the liturgical institution of the jubilee strives to bring into fact, by juridical dispositions, the theological principles formulated in motivation clauses. Centred on the land, the coherence between the liturgical institution, the juridical dispositions and the theological foundations thus clearly stands out. As a memorial of creation and redemption, the jubilee bears in itself the two meanings of the Sabbath - the one given in the book of Exodus and the other in Deuteronomy.
The most favourable historical context to place this law seems to be the Persia period. Even though one cannot deny the law's emphasis on willpower, it would be going too far to consider it pure utopia. Its reforming aim, which can easily be perceived in the casuistic dispositions, sets it apart from other exceptional measures known in the history of the Ancient Near East.

Abstract

This line to line commentary of Lev. 25 endeavors to clarify a number of issues usually debated in the exegesis of this chapter - such points as the meaning of some rare (or in this context unusual) phrases, the question of the sabbatical character of the jubilee, the interpretation of certain juridical dispositions (especially the ge'ullâ), the relationship with similar laws in the Pentateuch or the problem of the literary unity of Lev. 25. It appears that the liturgical institution of the jubilee strives to bring into fact, by juridical dispositions, the theological principles formulated in motivation clauses. Centred on the land, the coherence between the liturgical institution, the juridical dispositions and the theological foundations thus clearly stands out. As a memorial of creation and redemption, the jubilee bears in itself the two meanings of the Sabbath - the one given in the book of Exodus and the other in Deuteronomy.
The most favourable historical context to place this law seems to be the Persia period. Even though one cannot deny the law's emphasis on willpower, it would be going too far to consider it pure utopia. Its reforming aim, which can easily be perceived in the casuistic dispositions, sets it apart from other exceptional measures known in the history of the Ancient Near East.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:Special Collections > Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis
Dewey Decimal Classification:200 Religion
290 Other religions
930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)
Language:French
Date:2003
Deposited On:13 Nov 2018 17:32
Last Modified:07 Apr 2020 07:12
Publisher:Editions Universitaires / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Series Name:Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis
Volume:194
Number of Pages:443
ISBN:3-7278-1440-3
Additional Information:Digitalisat erstellt durch Florian Lippke, Departement für Biblische Studien, Universität Freiburg Schweiz
OA Status:Green
Related URLs:https://www.zora.uzh.ch/54117/

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