Aaronic Blessing
(431 words)

[German Version]

I. Old Testament – II. Early Judaism – III. Liturgy

I. Old Testament

The priestly Blessing, transmitted within the framework of the so-called Priestly Source (Pentateuch) in Num 6:23-26, which is also attested in some inscriptions (e.g. in Ketef Hinnom near Jerusalem), consist of traditional blessing formulae, linked together in three stair-stepped lines. Each line begins similarly with two jussive wishes with equivalent beginnings and the tetr…

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Seybold, Klaus, Jacobs, Martin and Saliers, Don E., “Aaronic Blessing”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 May 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_00010>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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