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Title: Le repas de Ex 24,11
Author(s): SKA, Jean Louis
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 74    Issue: 3   Date: 1993   
Pages: 305-327
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.74.3.3214987

Abstract :
The meal in Exod 24,11 has often been interpreted as a covenant meal. Other interpretations, e.g. as a cultic meal, are more or less in the same line. This article, however, suggests considering the meal and vision in Exod 24,9-11 as elements which confirm the authority of the leaders of Israel, that is, the members of the priesthood and the elders. They alone are worthy successors of Moses. The article goes on to examine the dating of the text and shows that it is preferable to see it as a post-exilic composition. The analysis of texts such as Isa 24,23 and Zech 3,7 confirms this opinion.

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