Publisher description for Ritual and rhetoric in Leviticus : from sacrifice to scripture / James W. Watts.

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Ritual and Rhetoric in Leviticus uses rhetorical analysis to expose the motives behind the writing of the central book of the Torah/Pentateuch and its persuasive function in ancient Judaism. Rhetorical analysis of Leviticus has implications not only for the form and contents of that book, but also for understanding the later history of the rhetoric of priesthood, of sacrifice, and especially of scripture.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Bible. -- O.T. -- Leviticus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Leviticus -- Language, style.
Purity, Ritual -- Judaism.