The Priestly Blessing in Inscription and Scripture Hardback
The Early History of Numbers 6:24-26
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The Priestly Blessing in Inscription and Scripture
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Jeremy Smoak provides a comprehensive description of the two amulets and compares the inscriptions on their surfaces with several Phoenician and Punic inscribed amulets. He argues that the blessing's language originated within a wider tradition of protective words, which were often inscribed on metal amulets as protection against evil. He contends that the Priestly writers of the biblical texts incorporated the specific words into the blessing's formulations precisely due to their wide popularity and appeal as protective words in the eastern Mediterranean world. This argument represents an important departure from earlier studies on the background of the blessing's language in the ancient Near East, and it sheds significant new light on the history of their use within early Judaism and Christianity.
The Priestly Blessing in Inscription and Scripture by Jeremy D. Smoak was published by Oxford University Press Inc in December 2015. The ISBN for The Priestly Blessing in Inscription and Scripture is 9780199399970.
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|Page last updated||4th January 2017|
|Author / Artist||Jeremy D. Smoak|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press Inc (December 2015)|
|Number of Pages||272|