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 Holiness and the Ordination to Sacramental Rituals in the Priestly Literature and in the New Testament

Thomas B. Dozeman

in Holiness and Ministry

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780195367331
Published online September 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199867417 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367331.003.0005
 Holiness and the Ordination to Sacramental Rituals in the Priestly Literature and in the New Testament

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The theology of holiness in the priestly literature is described in order to interpret the ordination to sacramental ritual as modeled by Moses. The research of J. Milgrom on holiness as a ritual resource will guide the study of Moses. The chapter includes an interpretation of the literary structure, the view of divine transcendence, and the way in which holiness invades the profane world through the sacramental fire of the glory of Yahweh in the priestly literature, as well as the influence of the priestly view of Moses in the New Testament literature.

Keywords: holiness; ordination; sacramental ritual; priestly literature; Moses; priestly mediator; J. Milgrom; divine transcendence; the sacred and the profane; the New Testament

Chapter.  9803 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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