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Body, Gender and Purity in Leviticus 12 and 15 - by Dorothea Erbele-ku00fcster (Hardcover)

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The so-called purity laws in Leviticus 11-15 reflect a cultic and social view on the male and female body. These texts do not give detailed physiological descriptions. Instead, they prescribe what to do in the cases of skin disease, delivery and wo/man's genital discharges, but the particular way of dealing with the body and the language used in Leviticus 12 and 15 ask for clarification: How do these texts construct the male and female body? Which roles does gender play within this language?

By means of themes like menstruation and circumcision, the author unfolds the language used for the body in Leviticus and its interpretation history. The study provides material for a contemporary anthropology of bodies which relates the human sexed body to God's holiness.

The so-called purity laws in Leviticus 11-15 reflect a cultic and social view on the male and female body. These texts do not give detailed physiological descriptions. Instead, they prescribe what to do in the cases of skin disease, delivery and wo/man's genital discharges, but the particular way of dealing with the body and the language used in Leviticus 12 and 15 ask for clarification: How do these texts construct the male and female body? Which roles does gender play within this language?

By means of themes like menstruation and circumcision, the author unfolds the language used for the body in Leviticus and its interpretation history. The study provides material for a contemporary anthropology of bodies which relates the human sexed body to God's holiness.
Number of Pages: 186
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Sexuality + Gender Studies, Bible / Criticism + Interpretation / Old Testament
Series Title: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Dorothea Erbele-ku00fcster
Language: English
Street Date: August 10, 2017
TCIN: 16162419
UPC: 9780567246561
Item Number (DPCI): 247-25-8240
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