Perspectives on Purity and Purification in the Bible
Schwartz, Baruch J., David P. Wright, Jeffrey Stackert and Naphtali S. Meshel, editors
New York: T&T Clark, 2008 pp. x + 118. $110.00
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 474
Description: This book is a collection of essays on purification and atonement in the Hebrew Bible that provides new insights into the discussion of these ideas by looking at the values of sociological and anthropological approaches to the topics. The collection also examines multivalence and polyvalence in ritual and asks to what extent it is possible to speak of the function or meaning of ritual, even within the highly systematic priestly texts.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature
Review by Jonathan D. Lawrence
Citation: Jonathan D. Lawrence, review of Baruch J. Schwartz, David P. Wright, Jeffrey Stackert, and Naphtali S. Meshel, eds., Perspectives on Purity and Purification in the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).
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