Ritual and Rhetoric in Leviticus: From Sacrifice to Scripture

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Ritual and Rhetoric in Leviticus uses rhetorical analysis to expose the motives behind the writing of the central book of the Torah/Pentateuch and its persuasive function in ancient Judaism. The answer to the question, 'who was trying to persuade whom of what by writing these texts?' proves to be quite consistent throughout Leviticus 1-16: Aaronide high priests and their supporters used this book to legitimize their monopoly over the ritual offerings of Jews and Samaritans. With this priestly rhetoric at its center, the ...

Ritual and Rhetoric in Leviticus: From Sacrifice to Scripture 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521871938

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Ritual and Rhetoric in Leviticus: From Sacrifice to Scripture 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107407954

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