Body, Language and Gender in Leviticus 12 and 15 Hardback

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Body, Language and Gender in Leviticus 12 and 15

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The so-called purity laws in Leviticus 11-15 reflect a cultic and social view on the male and female body. These texts do not give detailed physiological descriptions. Instead, they prescribe what to do in the cases of skin disease, delivery and wo/man's genital discharges, but the particular way of dealing with the body and the language used in Leviticus 12 and 15 ask for clarification: How do these texts construct the male and female body? Which roles does gender play within this language?

By means of themes like menstruation and circumcision, the author unfolds the language used for the body in Leviticus and its interpretation history. The study provides material for a contemporary anthropology of bodies which relates the human sexed body to God's holiness.

Body, Language and Gender in Leviticus 12 and 15 by Dorothea Erbele-Kuster was published by Bloomsbury Academic in March 2016. The ISBN for Body, Language and Gender in Leviticus 12 and 15 is 9780567246561.

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Contents

A. Opening the Space
1. Localization
a. Overview of research
b. Re-readings: discourse analysis in gender perspective


B. Explorations
2. Exegetical Topography of Lev 12
a. Translation (MT)
b. The surface structure
c. Zooming
d. The text of the LXX


3. Exegetical Topography of Lev 15
a. Translation (MT)
b. The surface structure
c. Zooming
d. The text of the LXX


C. Anthropology as Discourse of the Body
4. Flesh
a. One body model
b. Circumcision


5. Corporal Liquids
a. The genital flow
b. The seed (male and female)
c. The blood


6. Menstruation
7. Relations to the Cult

D. Perspectives
8. Anthropology of the Gendered Body
a. Body-language
b. Constructions of gender
c. Leviticus as fictional room

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Details for Body, Language and Gender in Leviticus 12 and 15

Page last updated 22nd November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Academic (March 2016)
Weight507g
Number of Pages176
Thickness28 mm
Height235 mm
Width162 mm
ISBN9780567246561
ISBN-100567246566
Product Code4068974
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