By Lichtenberger, Hermann, Friedrich V. Reiterer
The current quantity of the DCLY collects the contributions of the foreign convention of the foreign Society for the examine of Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (ISDCL), held in Tübingen/Germany. The articles at the reception and serve as of Biblical figures in Deuterocanonical and different Early Jewish Literature are dedicated to the query of ways the that means of person biblical figures replaced in Hellenistic instances. In quite a few ways, the spiritual functionality of those figures in a interval of mammoth political and cultural adjustments is analyzed, in addition to their position within the technique of re-establishing Jewish identification in a time, during which the Jewish humans suffered from harsh oppression and lived scattered in the course of the international. The try to deal with the query of adjusting perceptions of Biblical figures to boot theologically and traditionally is a primary step at the method in the direction of an integration of the subject within the higher framework of a scientific reviewing of post-Biblical theological advancements.
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The question could be asked whether Samuel’s activity fits the role of a Levite, or whether it bespeaks a priestly function. When the boy Samuel is depicted as ministering to YHWH as a young assistant of the priest Eli at Shiloh (1 Sam 2 :11), he could be seen as fulfilling the function of a Levite. Later the adult Samuel is reported as offering sacrifices (1 Sam 7: 9 –10; 9 :12 – 13; 16 : 5; cf. 29 25 26 27 28 29 “Ben Sira [. ] does not say of Samuel that he was a priest, but that he did perform priestly functions“; so SKEHAN /DI LELLA, Wisdom 518.