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Der Ruf in Die Entscheidung: Studien Zur Komposition, Zur Entstehung Und Vorgeschichte, Zum Wirklichkeitsverstandnis Und Zur Kanonischen Stellung Von Lev 20

Der Ruf in Die Entscheidung: Studien Zur Komposition, Zur Entstehung Und Vorgeschichte, Zum Wirklichkeitsverstandnis Und Zur Kanonischen Stellung Von Lev 20 (Hardback)

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An interpretation of Leviticus 20, updated for publication. In addition to classical methods of exegesis, it also uses other approaches, particularly those from cultural anthropology. The study first clarifies the scholarly prerequisites for an interpretation of the text, working on the assumption that Leviticus 17-26 is an integral part of the Priestly Source ("P" text). The text itself is examined in both its synchronic and diachronic aspects and identified as a reader and sermon which reflects internal Jewish conflicts in the post-exile community. The whole of the formulaic content of the death sentences contained in Leviticus 20 is analysed thoroughly and discussed against the background of the thesis of "social death" (H.-P. Hasenfratz). Within the text complex of Leviticus 11-22, Leviticus 20 is concerned with irreversible impurity, which leads to exclusion from Israel, and the concluding interpretation of Israel as a people sacred to YHWH. The study closes with a theology of Leviticus 20 and a preview of the history of capital punishment in later Judaism.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian theology Publisher: De Gruyter Publication Date: 30/01/2003 ISBN-13: 9783110176445  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Doctoral dissertation in theology supervised by Professor Manfred Weippert, Heidelberg. The author is a theologian and attorney in Karlsruhe.

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