Ritual and Morality

Ritual and Morality

The Ritual Purity System and Its Place in Judaism

eBook - 1999
Rate this:
Cambridge Univ Pr
Clear explanation of non-dietary ritual purity laws of the Hebrew Bible; intelligible to non-specialist readers.
The book explains clearly the ritual purity system of the Hebrew Bible. Maccoby focuses on the various human conditions (corpse impurity, menstruation, childbirth, sexual intercourse, and certain diseases), which are not sinful, but which disqualify Israelites from entering the Temple unless they have been purified. Various recent theories of the origin and meaning of the rules of ritual purity are discussed, and common misconceptions are corrected. New solutions are proposed for various problems. This is the first book on the subject that is accessible to the specialist and nonspecialist reader alike.

Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780511005794
0511005792
0521495407
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 231 pages)

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top