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Title: Thematic elements in the literary presentation of the priesthood in the Book of the twelve
Author: Honeycutt, Joshua Stinson
ISNI:       0000 0004 7972 5281
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2019
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How does the final form of the Book of the Twelve literarily present the priesthood to a reader who reads the corpus, synchronically, as well as intertextually in light of the books that make up the Hebrew Bible? While there have been numerous studies that have employed literary approaches to various texts within the Hebrew Bible, few have sought to analyze a particular character or character type across an extended corpus and virtually no such study exists with a particular focus on the Book of the Twelve. This study will achieve two objectives. First, it will trace priestly characters and the institution of the priesthood at large across the Book of the Twelve for the purpose of demonstrating how the cult is portrayed as a literary character. Second, with the larger scope of the priestly presentation in mind, this study will show that certain thematic elements (the priests' connection with the people to whom they minister, the priests' connection to the arena of their service-creation and the temple, and the priests' connection to their role as teachers) dominate their characterization in the Book of the Twelve. The introductory chapters will examine relevant literary-critical schools and their influence on contemporary literary approaches to biblical studies, as well as a review of methodological considerations relating to this study and the Book of the Twelve. Following the introduction will be a series of chapters that focus on the priesthood beginning in Hosea and ending with Malachi. This study will conclude with an overview of the priesthood's characterization in the Twelve in light of the prominent thematic elements along with implications for further study.
Supervisor: Tiemeyer, Lena-Sofia Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Priesthood