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Description - Illuminating Leviticus by Calum Carmichael

The origin of law in the Hebrew Bible has long been the subject of scholarly debate. Until recently, the historico-critical methodologies of the academy have yielded unsatisfactory conclusions concerning the source of these laws which are woven through biblical narratives. In this original and provocative study, Calum Carmichael-a leading scholar of biblical law and rhetoric-suggests that Hebrew law was inspired by the study of the narratives in Genesis through 2 Kings.Discussing particular laws found in the book of Leviticus-addressing issues such as the Day of Atonement, consumption of meat that still has blood, the Jubilee year, sexual and bodily contamination, and the treatment of slaves-Carmichael links each to a narrative. He contends that biblical laws did not emerge from social imperatives in ancient Israel, but instead from the careful, retrospective study of the nation's history and identity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801885006
ISBN-10: 0801885000
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Calum Carmichael

Calum Carmichael is a professor of comparative literature and an adjunct professor of law at Cornell University.

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