The Question of Indirect Touch - Lam 4,14; Ezek 44,19 and Hag 2,12-13

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

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This article aims to highlight the relevance of Lam 4,14 for interpreting Hag 2,12-13 with regard to the issue of the transference of a ritual state via indirect touch (1). Until now, Ezek 44,19 has been considered to offer the only parallel to Hag 2,12-13. In my view, however, Lam 4,14 provides not only an additional but also a closer parallel. There are significant similarities between these three texts. Throughout this article, we shall explore two particular areas of resemblance: transference of a ritual status via indirect touch, with clothes forming the medium for this transference, and the role of the priests as the chief agents in the transfer of status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-74
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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