Dating the Priestly text in the pre-exilic period: Some remarks about anachronistic slips and other obstacles

  title={Dating the Priestly text in the pre-exilic period: Some remarks about anachronistic slips and other obstacles},
  author={Esias Meyer},
  journal={Verbum Et Ecclesia},
  • Esias Meyer
  • Published 24 November 2010
  • Education
  • Verbum Et Ecclesia
This article engages with the work of scholars such as Jacob Milgrom and Avi Hurvitz on dating the Priestly text (P) in the pre-exilic period. In response to Wellhausen’s argument that P is guilty of archaising, Milgrom and Hurvitz have always maintained that there would be some ‘anachronistic slips’. In this article the author points out a few examples from Leviticus which could be understood as ‘anachronistic slips’. The author also shows the difficulties one encounters when attempting to… 
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