The Libations of Blood in Psalm 16:4

The “libations of blood” in Ps. 16:4 have been interpreted as a reference to Canaanite cultic practice. This short note suggests it is better understood against the background of Greek literature on necromancy.

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Published in:Vetus Testamentum
Main Author: Verburg, Jelle ca. 21. Jh.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Brill [2020]
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In: Vetus Testamentum
Year: 2020, Volume: 70, Issue: 4/5, Pages: 759-764
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Einheitsübersetzung der Heiligen Schrift. Psalmen 16,4 / Blood / Sacrifice / Necromania
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Summary:The “libations of blood” in Ps. 16:4 have been interpreted as a reference to Canaanite cultic practice. This short note suggests it is better understood against the background of Greek literature on necromancy.
ISSN:1568-5330
Contains:Enthalten in: Vetus Testamentum
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/15685330-12341407