Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Towards A Theology Of The Tabernacle And Its Furniture

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

It has long been noted that the priestly instructions about the construction of the Tabernacle exceed the bounds of what would be expected. This chapter concerns the role the Tabernacle and its furniture assume in the Second Temple period and beyond. It shows (1) that the furniture of the Tabernacle was treated as quasi-divine in Second Temple Jewish sources of both a literary and iconographic nature; and (2) the high valuation put on these pieces of furniture made them dangerous to look at but at the same time, and quite paradoxically, desirable or even compulsory to contemplate. The chapter also shows that the fact that it was impossible to divide with surgical precision the house of God from the being of God led to the adoption of this Jewish theologoumenon by early Christians as a means of clarifying how it was that Jesus could be both God and man.

Keywords: early Christians; Jesus; Jewish theologoumenon; Second Temple period; Tabernacle

10.1163/ej.9789004175242.i-326.38
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004175242.i-326.38
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Text, Thought, and Practice in Qumran and Early Christianity — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation