Atonement in the Pentateuch

Jonathan D. Safren yonsaf at
Tue Sep 29 09:44:53 EDT 1998

I haven't seen anyone mention the Akkadian cognate kuppuru (in the
D-stem= Heb. pi'el) and the cultic contexts in which it is used.
Mightn't that settle the problem of kipper in Lev. 16 and elsewhere in
G'mar hatimah tovah to those of you who observe Yom Kippur

Jonathan D. Safren
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
44905 Beit Berl Post Office

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