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Purity and Monotheism

Clean and Unclean Animals in Biblical Law

Purity and Monotheism

Clean and Unclean Animals in Biblical Law

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£32.99

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567504364
Number of Pages: 314
Published: 01/11/2009
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
The distinction between clean and unclean animals, probably originating in tensions between shepherds and farmers, is in the biblical laws of Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 transformed into an important theological principle. In this wide-ranging and elegantly written study, Houston argues that the avoidance of 'unclean' foods is a mark of the exclusive devotion of Israel to one god. In a concluding chapter, it is suggested that the abolition of the distinction in early Christianity corresponds to the universal horizon of the new faith.

Rev. Dr. Walter J. Houston (Oxford University, UK)

The Rev. Dr Walter J. Houston is Fellow Emeritus at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester, UK. He is a contributor to the Oxford Bible Commentary and Eerdmans Bible Commentary.

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