The Book of Leviticus
Leviticus used to be the first book that Jewish children studied in the synagogue. In the modern church it tends to be the last part of the Bible that anyone looks at seriously. Because Leviticus is largely concerned with subjects that seem incomprehensible and irrelevant today -- rituals for sacrifice and regulations concerning uncleanness -- it appears to have nothing to say to twenty-first-century Christians.
In this excellent commentary on Leviticus, Gordon Wenham takes with equal seriousness both the plain original meaning of the text and its abiding theological value. To aid in reconstructing the original meaning of the text, Wenham draws from studies of Old Testament ritual and sacrifice that compare and contrast biblical customs with the practices of other Near Eastern cultures. He also closely examines the work of social anthropologists and expertly utilizes the methods of literary criticism to bring out the biblical author?s special interests.
In pursuit of his second aim, to illumine the enduring theological value of Leviticus, Wenham discusses at the end of each section how the Old Testament passages relate to the New Testament and to contemporary Christianity. In doing so, he not only shows how pervasive Levitical ideas are in the New Testament but also highlights in very practical ways the enduring claim of God?s call to holiness on the lives of Christians today.
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Excellent CommentaryUser Review - Christianbook.com
Very deep by analyzing the text, structure and context. But very practical, in the end of each chapter there is a "connection" between the chapter and its subject with the New Testament and it makes the commentary extremely important to understand how the Old Testament can be relevant. I definitely recommend it!
Review: Leviticus (New International Commentary on the Old Testament)User Review - Kelsey - Goodreads
I recommend this book, for a number of reasons. 1. It isn't dense. (Which surprised me since Leviticus itself is, well, pretty dense.) There is a very informative introduction that focuses on the book ... Read full review
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