Religion Past and Present

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I. Bible – II. Church History and Canon Law

I. Bible

The Old Testament mentions a great variety of contributions and offerings to the sanctuary (e.g. Exod 25:2–7; 2 Kgs 12:4–16; 1 Chr 29:1–19). The Psalms in particular show that temple offerings could be included in the trilogy of praise, thanksgiving, and profession of faith – not just in the sense of an act of devotion, but also in the formal legal sense. This became a means of transcending the concrete temple cult, as in Qumran (Hodayot) and in the Diaspora (II, 1).…

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Georgi, Dieter and Ahlers, Reinhild, “Collections”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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