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Leviticus as Literature (Revised edition)

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This first full-scale account of Leviticus by a world-renowned anthropologist presents the biblical work as a literary masterpiece. Seen in an anthropological perspective Leviticus has a mystical structure which plots the book into three parts corresponding to the three parts of the desert tabernacle, which in turn corresponds to the parts of Mount Sinai. This completely new reading transforms the interpretation of the purity laws. The pig and other forbidden animals are not abhorrent, they command the same respect due to ...

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Revised edition

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0199244197

/ ISBN-13:

9780199244195

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Leviticus as Literature
2001, OUP Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199244195

Revised edition

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Leviticus as Literature
1999, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198150923

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