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Purity and monotheism : clean and unclean animals in biblical law / Walter Houston.

Houston, Walter. (Author).
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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > Theology.
Bible. Old Testament.
Jews > Dietary laws > Biblical teaching.
Aliments dans la Bible.
Aliments > Aspect religieux > Judaïsme.
Juifs > Lois alimentaires.
Animaux dans la Bible.
Aliments d'origine animale > Aspect religieux > Judaïsme.
Monothéisme > Enseignement biblique.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567071903
  • ISBN: 0567071901
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (314 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1993.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-303) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface; Abbreviations; A Note on Hebrew; Chapter 1 APPROACHES TO A PROBLEM; Chapter 2 THE LAW OF UNCLEAN FLESH; Chapter 3 A REVIEW OF EXPLANATIONS; Chapter 4 THE CONTEXT SURVEYED; Chapter 5 THE CONTEXT INTERPRETED; Chapter 6 PURITY AND MONOTHEISM; Chapter 7 MONOTHEISM WITHOUT PURITY; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: 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.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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