The Anchor Bible: Leviticus 17-22 A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary brings us to the heart of the book. These chapters focus mainly on the practice of holiness required of laity and priest alike. The Commandments that lead to holiness are detailed in Chapter 19, the core of the book, if not the whole Torah. The acme of this chapter, the author maintains is not "love your neighbor (read Israelites) as yourself", but love him (read the alien) as yourself", endowing him with equal civil rights. With its English translations that convey the nuance and power of the original Hebrew, this commentary takes its place alongside the best of the Anchor Bible Commentaries.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 656 Vendor: Yale University Press Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.50 X 6.50 X 1.50 (inches) ISBN: 0300140568 ISBN-13: 9780300140569 Availability: In Stock
Leviticus was to early Israel what the Constitution was to the fledgeling United States. In Leviticus 17-22 world-class Bible scholar and rabbi Jacob Milgrom shows us what the law means and how it defines those who adhere to it.
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