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This conclusion chapter deals with a sacrifice which is a festive meal in which the believers suits Yahweh and they offer him for the honour and pay tribute to him. The conviction that the presence of Yahweh is vital for the Israelites leads to the development of regular cult. The sacrifice also has a properly theological function. It shows that Yahweh is both the transcendent God and the near God, each other and the like, elusive and familiar at the same time, that we cannot reach yet of which life on earth depends. The sacrifice also demonstrates, to P, this intervening period between a present marked by the violence inherent to the human nature, violence signified by the killing of sacrificial victim, and eschatological times under the sign of non-violence and of respect for life as vegetable offerings already anticipates. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: Israelites; regular cult; sacrificial victim; transcendent God; Yahweh

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