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Sancta Contagion and Altar/City Asylum

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the formula for sancta contagion. It then talks about yiqdas, nogea, and kol: whoever or whatever? Does kol include persons or is it restricted to inanimate objects, i.e. shall it be rendered "whoever" or "whatever"? The answer to this question opens a new chapter of Israel's cultic history. The chapter discusses the contagion of sacred offerings, Ezekiel's opposition, and Ezekiel's principle. Next it touches upon the reduction of sancta contagion and the stages of reduction recapitulated. Further the chapter talks about Asylum altars or asylum cities? When was the altar asylum abolished? and the transition from altar to city asylum: a conjectural development. In sum, the reduction of sancta contagion discernible in the history of the formula kol-hannogea yiqdas provides the key to the understanding of how the institution of the asylum altar was replaced by the asylum city.

Keywords: Asylum altar; Asylum city; Ezekiel; formula; Sancta Contagion



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