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Ritual and Rhetoric in Leviticus: From Sacrifice to Scripture
Watts, James†W.

New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007 pp. xviii + 257. $85.00


Description: 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. Rhetorical analysis of Leviticus has implications not only for the form and contents of that book, but also for understanding the later history of the rhetoric of priesthood, of sacrifice, and especially of scripture.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Leviticus, Literature

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Review by Hanna Liss
Published 4/12/2008
Citation: Hanna Liss, review of James W. Watts, Ritual and Rhetoric in Leviticus: From Sacrifice to Scripture, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


Review by Mark McEntire
Published 4/12/2008
Citation: Mark McEntire, review of James W. Watts, Ritual and Rhetoric in Leviticus: From Sacrifice to Scripture, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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