Ritual and Morality: The Ritual Purity System and its Place in Judaism

Ritual and Morality: The Ritual Purity System and its Place in Judaism

by Hyam Maccoby
     
 

Clear explanation of non-dietary ritual purity laws of the Hebrew Bible; intelligible to non-specialist readers.See more details below

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Clear explanation of non-dietary ritual purity laws of the Hebrew Bible; intelligible to non-specialist readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521093651
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/11/2009
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The sources of impurity: the human corpse; 2. The corpse in the tent: an excursus; 3. The sources of impurity: menstruation; 4. The sources of impurity: childbirth, the Zab and Zabah; 5. Normal emissions; 6. Animals and purity; 7. Impurity and sacrifices; 8. The Red Cow: part one; 9. The Red Cow: part two; 10. Leprosy; 11. The purification of the leper; 12. Corpse and leper: an excursus; 13. Ritual purity in the New Testament; 14. Milgrom on purity in the Bible; 15. From demons to ethics; 16. Ritual purity and morality; Appendices.

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