Memory and Covenant Paperback

The Role of Israel's and God's Memory in Sustaining the Deuteronomic and Priestly Covenants

by Barat Ellman;


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Memory and Covenant

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Memory and Covenant applies new insights into the meaning and function of social memory to analyze the two major "religions" of the Pentateuch (D and P) and their relationship to one another. Both these traditions regard memory as a vital element of religious practice and as the principal instrument of covenant fidelity - but in very different ways. Ellman shows that for the deuteronomic tradition, memory is an epistemological and pedagogical means for keeping Israel faithful to its God and God's commandments, even when Israelites are far from the temple and its worship. The pre-exilic priestly tradition, however, understands that the covenant depends on God's memory, which must be aroused by the sensory stimuli of the temple cult. The exilic priestly tradition (the literature of the Holiness school) incorporates the theme of transcendence put forth by Deuteronomy and reconceives of the cult in symbolic terms rather than as literally an appeal to God's memory.

Memory and Covenant by Barat Ellman was published by Fortress Press,U.S. in October 2013. The ISBN for Memory and Covenant is 9781451465617.

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Page last updated 22nd November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFortress Press,U.S. (October 2013)
Weight331g
Number of Pages192
Thickness13 mm
Height228 mm
Width155 mm
ISBN9781451465617
ISBN-101451465610
Product Code4247235
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