Graded Holiness: A Key to the Priestly Conception of the World
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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Chapter 1 THE CULTIC TEXTS OF THE PRIESTLY WRITING
Chapter 2 CONCEPTS OF HOLINESS AND PURITY
Chapter 3 THE HOLINESS SPECTRUM
Chapter 4 THE SPATIAL DIMENSION
Chapter 5 THE PERSONAL DIMENSION
Chapter 6 THE RITUAL DIMENSION
Chapter 7 THE DIMENSION OF TIME
Chapter 8 CONCLUSION
Appendix 1 The Priestly Narrative Psubg
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