Leviticus As Literature Paperback

by Mary Douglas;


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Leviticus As Literature

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This account of Leviticus 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 Mount Sinai.

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 all God's creatures. Boldly challenging several traditions of Bible criticism, Mary Douglas claims that Leviticus is not the narrow doctrine of a crabbed professional priesthood but a powerful intellectual statement about a religion which emphasizes God's justice and compassion.

Leviticus As Literature by Mary Douglas was published by Oxford University Press in March 2001 and is our 30568th best seller. The ISBN for Leviticus As Literature is 9780199244195.

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Page last updated 23rd November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherOxford University Press (March 2001)
EditionNew edition
Weight356g
Number of Pages304
Thickness16 mm
Height215 mm
Width139 mm
ISBN9780199244195
ISBN-100199244197
Product Code1006689
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