Graded Holiness: A Key to the Priestly Conception of the World

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A&C Black, Mar 1, 1992 - Religion - 281 pages
This wide-ranging investigation of the priestly cultic texts from Exodus 25 onwards explores the coherence and theology of the priestly writing, utilizing insights from anthropology and recent biblical scholarship. Through a carefully worked out set of laws and institutions, the priestly authors sought to order Israel's life before God in a sustainable and satisfying way. This is a valuable contribution to the growing number of studies concerned to understand and recover this neglected part of the Bible.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 THE CULTIC TEXTS OF THE PRIESTLY WRITING
15
Chapter 2 CONCEPTS OF HOLINESS AND PURITY
40
Chapter 3 THE HOLINESS SPECTRUM
56
Chapter 4 THE SPATIAL DIMENSION
89
Chapter 5 THE PERSONAL DIMENSION
115
Chapter 6 THE RITUAL DIMENSION
149
Chapter 7 THE DIMENSION OF TIME
182
Chapter 8 CONCLUSION
210
Appendix 2 Grades of Impurity
225
Appendix 3 The Priestly Calendars Leviticus 23 Numbers 2829
227
Appendix 4 The Sacrificial Calendar Numbers 2829
228
Appendix 5 The Calendar and the Festivals
230
Bibliography
232
Index of References
265
Index of Authors
276
Copyright

Appendix 1 The Priestly Narrative Psubg
220

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Philip P. Jenson teaches Old Testament and Hebrew at Ridley Hall at Cambridge University. His previous publications include Graded Holiness (Sheffield 1992) and Reading Jonah (Grove Books 1999).