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Leviticus : Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible - J. R. Porter

Leviticus

Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible

Paperback Published: 28th June 1976
ISBN: 9780521097734
Number Of Pages: 244

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The book of Leviticus originally formed part of a larger whole comprising what are now the first four or five books of the Old Testament. Its name is descriptive - 'the Levitical book' being about the personnel of the temple, all of whom were supposed to be descended from Levi. In one way the description is accurate, since the material was produced among the priesthood which had survived the fall of Judah to the Babylonians in 587 BC as a manual of instruction for its members. However, since priests in Israel gradually emerged as leaders of the nation, the book of Leviticus is also directed at the laity and, by the promulgation of laws set in a historical narrative, intended to instruct them in their religious and civil obligations.

The character of the book
The Priestly work
When and where was the Priestly work written?
The purpose of Leviticus
The theological value of the book
Laws concerning offerings and sacrifices
The hallowing and installation of the priests
Laws of purification and atonement
The law of holiness
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ISBN: 9780521097734
ISBN-10: 0521097738
Series: Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 28th June 1976
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.27

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