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Verbum et Ecclesia

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MEYER, Esias E.. Dating the Priestly text in the pre-exilic period: Some remarks about anachronistic slips and other obstacles. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2010, vol.31, n.1, pp.1-6. ISSN 2074-7705.

This article engages with the work of scholars such as Jacob Milgrom and Avi Hurvitz on dating the Priestly text (P) in the pre-exilic period. In response to Wellhausen's argument that P is guilty of archaising, Milgrom and Hurvitz have always maintained that there would be some 'anachronistic slips'. In this article the author points out a few examples from Leviticus which could be understood as 'anachronistic slips'. The author also shows the difficulties one encounters when attempting to interpret a text such as Leviticus 26 in the pre-exilic period.

Keywords : anachronistic slips; Holiness Code; Kaufmann School; Leviticus 26; Priestly Text.

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