The Book Of Leviticus

Author: Gordon J. Wenham
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802825223
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Wenham's study on the Book of Leviticus is a contribution to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Like its companion series on the New Testament, this commentary devotes considerable care to ahieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation.

The Book Of Leviticus

Author: Rolf Rendtorff
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004126343
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This collection of essays examines Leviticus in its compositional and literary context, issues of cult and sacrifice in Leviticus, Leviticus on the priesthood, and Leviticus in translation and interpretation. The volume will serve biblical studies well long into the future.


Author: Ephraim Radner
Editor: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1587430991
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This commentary on Leviticus provides guidance to pastors and academics in reading the Bible under the rule of faith.

The Book Of Leviticus

Author: Samuel Henry Kellogg
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Ritual Words And Narrative Worlds In The Book Of Leviticus

Author: Bryan D. Bibb
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0567513033
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This book argues that literary features and ritual dynamics within the book of Leviticus enlighten each other. The first two chapters establish that one may read Leviticus as a coherent literary work and define the genre of Leviticus as "narrativized ritual," a complex blending of descriptive narrative and prescriptive ritual. In conversation with Catherine Bell, they present several aspects of the text that are ritualized and show how this ritualization implies a negotiation of power relations among participants. The third and fourth chapters examine the first half of Leviticus, both the legal sections in Lev. 1-7 and 11-15 and the narratives in Lev. 8-10 and 16. These sections alternate between establishing the ritual system and exposing gaps and ambiguities in that system.Chapter 5 turns to the second half of Leviticus, traditionally called the Holiness Code. The ritual language found in this section is less formal and precise, mirroring the way in which the concept of holiness is expanded and extended to the whole people. As this material concludes the book, it relativizes and democratizes the strict ritual system contained in the first half.


Author: Erhard Gerstenberger
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
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Leviticus offers many challenges for interpretation, not least of which are the sometimes arcane laws contained within the book. This new commentary by Old Testament scholar Erhard Gerstenberger provides a sure guide through the confusing text of Leviticus.

Reflections On The Book Of Leviticus

Author: Martin Sicker
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491827912
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The theme that unifies the diverse contents of this biblical work is that of holiness, as the text asserts: Ye shall be holy; for I the Lord your God am holy (Lev. 19:2). The burden of the work is set forth guidelines as to how the children of Israel were to attain that goal. One of the great practical issues dealt with in Leviticus is the problem of connecting with the one and only God through the practice of a form of worship that is superficially similar to but at the same time radically different from the modes of worship practiced by the other peoples of the ancient world, which almost universally included sacrificial rites. Because it was extremely difficult for one to relate to a deity that could not be depicted graphically, sacrificial rites were also prescribed for the children of Israel as a concession to human weakness, but were designed in a manner to leave little if any room for human inventiveness, which if left unchecked would likely result in idolatrous practices. Accordingly, the ancient rites were infused with layers of detailed instructions and obscure symbolisms that make the text difficult to comprehend, while raising important ethical considerations that are an essential aspect of the biblical concept of holiness. This study explores some of the profound ideas that lie buried beneath the surface of this extremely complex biblical text.

Notes On The Book Of Leviticus

Author: Charles Henry Mackintosh
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465578862
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