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Title: Some Observations on Exod 6,2-8 and the Priestly Periodization
Author(s): HONG, Koog P.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 103    Issue: 1   Date: 2022   
Pages: 26-40
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.103.1.3290611

Abstract :
This essay investigates the nature of P’s periodization by studying afresh Exod 6,2-8. While many overinterpret the text as if P intentionally designed the tripartite division in accordance with the notion of progressive revelation, the editorial function of Exod 6,2-8 is highlighted, together with its limited scope and the lack of a systematic design. The simpler explanation is that the tripartite division may be the product of P’s combination of discrete traditions, in which Exod 6,2-8 played a major role.

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