Reading Leviticus [electronic resource] : a conversation with Mary Douglas / edited by John F.A. Sawyer.
- Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, c1996.
- Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 227.
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 227
1 online resource (297 p.)
- Douglas, Mary, 1921-2007.
Bible. O.T. Leviticus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Congresses.
Bible as literature.
- Electronic books.
- Until recently Leviticus has been read, especially in Christian circles, as part of a 'priestly' work with a predominantly prescriptive and ritualistic agenda. In this volume of papers read at a colloquium held in honour of Mary Douglas at Lancaster University in 1995, experts in the Hebrew Bible, Jewish law, comparative law, classical literature and social anthropology raise challenging questions about the composition, context and purpose of the book. Can it be read as an autonomous literary unit? How significant are its unique ethical insights? Is it law or narrative? Does it reflect actual
- Contents; Preface; List of Contributors and Participants; Abbreviations; THE LANGUAGE OF LEVITICUS; Part I: QUESTIONS OF TEXT AND COMPOSITION; Part II: PURITY AND HOLINESS; Part III: CONTEXT AND THE HISTORY OF THE TEXT; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors
- "Contains an edited version of the proceedings of a colloquium held on 30 May-1 June 1995 at Lancaster University, originally entitled: Unity, Purity, and the Covenant: Reading Leviticus"--Pref.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Sawyer, John F. A.
Douglas, Mary, 1921-2007.
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