People and land in the holiness code : who is YHWH’s favourite?

Show simple item record Meyer, Esias E. 2015-09-02T06:14:55Z 2015-09-02T06:14:55Z 2015
dc.description This article was first read as a paper at a conference, namely “Ecological Interpretations of Biblical Texts: Issues and Outcomes.” It took place at the Kruger National Park in September 2014. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The article is interested in how land ( ) is personified in the Holiness Code. It starts by describing the different “countries” portrayed in the Holiness Code and then discusses all the instances where land functions as the subject of a verb (Lev 18:25, 27, 28; 19:29; 20:22; 25:2, 19; 26:4, 20, 34, 38, 43). The land at times seems to be close to being a human character by “becoming defiled,” “vomiting,” “acting like a prostitute,” “observing the Sabbath,” “giving” and “enjoying.” These verbs are all usually associated with human actions. In the light of these texts the article then attempts to describe the relationship between land, YHWH and the addressees. It becomes clear that there is a closer relationship between YHWH and the land than between YHWH and the addressees. The article then attempts to engage with Habel’s ecojustice principles showing that the ancient authors of the Holiness Code might have been familiar with some of them. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Esias E. Meyer, “People and Land in the Holiness Code: Who is YHWH’s Favourite?” OTE 28, no. 2 (2015): 433-450. DOI: en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1010-9919
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/2312-3621/2015/v28n2a12.
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Old Testament Society of South Africa en_ZA
dc.rights Old Testament Society of South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Holiness code en_ZA
dc.subject Land en_ZA
dc.subject Ecojustice principles en_ZA
dc.subject Ecological hermeneutics en_ZA
dc.subject Connectedness of life en_ZA
dc.title People and land in the holiness code : who is YHWH’s favourite? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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