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ISBN10: 056718112X ISBN13: 9780567181121 DDC: 222.1306 LCC: BS1171.2


This wide-ranging investigation of the priestly cultic texts from Exodus 25 onwards explores the coherence and theology of the priestly writing, utilizing insights from anthropology and recent biblical scholarship. Through a carefully worked out set of laws and institutions, the priestly authors sought to order Israel's life before God in a sustainable and satisfying way. This is a valuable contribution to the growing number of studies concerned to understand and recover this neglected part of the Bible.


Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 THE CULTIC TEXTS OF THE PRIESTLY WRITING; Chapter 2 CONCEPTS OF HOLINESS AND PURITY; Chapter 3 THE HOLINESS SPECTRUM; Chapter 4 THE SPATIAL DIMENSION; Chapter 5 THE PERSONAL DIMENSION; Chapter 6 THE RITUAL DIMENSION; Chapter 7 THE DIMENSION OF TIME; Chapter 8 CONCLUSION; Appendix 1 The Priestly Narrative (P[sub(g)]; Appendix 2 Grades of Impurity; Appendix 3 The Priestly Calendars (Leviticus 23; Numbers 2829); Appendix 4 The Sacrificial Calendar (Numbers 2829); Appendix 5 The Calendar and the Festivals; Bibliography; Index of References. Index of Authors. Electronic reproduction.Available via World Wide Web.


  • LCC: BS1171.2
  • Dewey Decimal: 222.1306

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: 289 p.


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