Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism

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Author  Jonathan Klawans
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   December 2, 2004
ISBN  0195177657
Pages  272

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This book examines the ways in which two distinct biblical conceptions of impurity-"ritual" and "moral"-were interpreted in the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, rabbinic literature, and the New Testament. In examining the evolution of ancient Jewish attitudes towards sin and defilement, Klawans sheds light on a fascinating but previously neglected topic.

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