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Leviticus as Literature


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, both corresponding 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 all ...

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Leviticus as Literature
2001, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199244195

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Leviticus as Literature
2000, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198150923


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