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Title: The Holiness Composition of the Priestly Blessing
Author(s): AWABDY, Mark A.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 99    Issue: 1   Date: 2018   
Pages: 29-49
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.99.1.3284710

Abstract :
This article responds to two gaps in the scholarship on the priestly or Aaronic blessing of Num 6,24-26. First, prior research has identified the later societal mediums through which the priestly blessing was performed, whereas the author of this article instead attempts to clarify the origins of the literary form of the blessing itself. Second, many have noticed that Num 6,24-26(27) diverges from P’s style, but have not provided a convincing argument for the tradition of its authors. Through a lexical and ideological analysis, the author argues that Holiness (H) priests adopted the form of a common divine blessing from the epistolary genre in order to supplement and revise P.

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