Leviticus 23-27: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
Doubleday, 2001 - Religion - 819 pages
It provides an authoritative and comprehensive explanation of ethical values concealed in Israel's rituals. Although at first glance Leviticus seems far removed from the modern-day world, Milgrom's thoughtful and provocative comments and notes reveal its enduring relevance to contemporary society. Leviticus 23-27 brings us to the climactic end of the book and its revolutionary innovations, among which are the evolution of the festival calendar with its emphasis on folk traditions, and the jubilee, the priestly answer to the socio-economic problems of their time.
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The Book of Leviticus in Outline
THE INAUGURATION OF THE CULT Chapters 810
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Akkadian alien altar ancient animal attested Babylonian barley Bible biblical blessing burnt offering calendar cereal offering chap commanded consecrated covenant crop cult cultic curse Day of Purgation Deut Deuteronomy exile Exod Ezek Ezekiel Festival of Booths Festival of Unleavened firstfruits food gift God's grain harvest hatta't Hebrew herem Hittite holy Ibn Ezra implies impure Israel Israelite isseh Jerusalem Josh jubilee Knohl lakem lambs land laYHWH leaven Levites Leviticus loaves massot means Menah Milgrom miqra NOTE omer paschal pericope person pesah pilgrimage priest prohibition punishment purification offering qodes Qumran rabbis Rashbam Rashi redeem redemption refers rendering rite sabbath sabbaton sacred occasion sacrifices sanctuary seven days seventh day seventh month shofar Sinai Sipra Sipra Emor slaves sukkot talion Temple term tion tithe Torah Ugaritic Unleavened Bread verb verse wheat word YHWH YHWH's yihyeh yumat zebah