Message of Leviticus by Derek Tidball
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Message of Leviticus
By Derek Tidball

The Message of Leviticus

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Message of Leviticus by Derek Tidball

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For most Christians today, there is no message of Leviticus, for Leviticus goes unread. Yet Leviticus was the first priority in Jewish instruction of the law of Moses. Jesus and his hearers knew Leviticus well and took its teachings to heart. The documentary hypothesis that reigned supreme over Pentateuchal studies for most of the twentieth century undercut the internal coherence of Leviticus that swayed the Jews of the New Testament period, speculating that rather than originating with Moses, Leviticus was the nostalgic revisionist history of Judaic reformers in exile. But more recently, such theories have fallen from favor, and Leviticus is being reconsidered for its historical representation of the ancient and foundational era of the Jews. Derek Tidball explores the picture in Leviticus of Israel being brought together under the law of Moses. Here is a definitive presentation of what life as the people of God was to be like: the civic, cultic, religious, moral, legal, family and ritual expectations of the covenant community. In accessible prose, Tidball reveals the message brought to the Jews by Leviticus in their day, making room for us to grasp its message to us in our day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780830824311
ISBN-10: 0830824316
Format: Paperback / softback
(209mm x 142mm x 24mm)
Pages: 329
Imprint: Inter-Varsity Press,US
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publish Date: 10-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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