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Libni

Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception

Volume 16
Editor(s): Christine Helmer, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric J. Ziolkowski
De Gruyter (Berlin, Boston) 2018

Introduction

Nesina Grütter

In the HB/OT, the name Libni (MT Libnî; LXX Λοβενι) occurs exclusively within a number of Levitical genealogies, each of which provides information on a society’s domestic, political, or religious dimensions and ideas (Wilson: 11–55; 199–202). Furthermore, these genealogies offer a model by which Levitical groups can be identified (Labahn: 47–68; 389–93) without having to provide biographical information on any individual people. In this context, the name Libni is …

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