The Book of Leviticus

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1979 - Religion - 362 pages
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Leviticus used to be the first book that Jewish children studied in the synagogue. In the modern church it tends to be the last part of the Bible that anyone looks at seriously. Because Leviticus is largely concerned with subjects that seem incomprehensible and irrelevant today -- rituals for sacrifice and regulations concerning uncleanness -- it appears to have nothing to say to twenty-first-century Christians.

In this excellent commentary on Leviticus, Gordon Wenham takes with equal seriousness both the plain original meaning of the text and its abiding theological value. To aid in reconstructing the original meaning of the text, Wenham draws from studies of Old Testament ritual and sacrifice that compare and contrast biblical customs with the practices of other Near Eastern cultures. He also closely examines the work of social anthropologists and expertly utilizes the methods of literary criticism to bring out the biblical author?s special interests.

In pursuit of his second aim, to illumine the enduring theological value of Leviticus, Wenham discusses at the end of each section how the Old Testament passages relate to the New Testament and to contemporary Christianity. In doing so, he not only shows how pervasive Levitical ideas are in the New Testament but also highlights in very practical ways the enduring claim of God?s call to holiness on the lives of Christians today.

  

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Review: The Book of Leviticus (New International Commentary on the Old Testament)

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Fantastic commentary on Leviticus. It covers all the major interpretive issues and Gordon Wenham communicates very well the purpose of the book of Leviticus and how it applies to us today. He takes ... Read full review

Review: The Book of Leviticus (New International Commentary on the Old Testament)

User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

Best single book on Leviticus. If you can read only one, this is the one. One of the things I really appreciated is the section at the end of nearly every chapter that relates the Old Testament context to that of the New Testament. Read full review

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Bible.org: An Argument of the Book of Leviticus
An Argument of the Book of Leviticus. By: David Malick (Bio) .... Gordon Wenham The Book of Leviticus (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, ...
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JSTOR: The Book of Leviticus
JOURNAL OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE The Book of Leviticus, by Gordon J. Wenham. NICOT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979. Pp. xiii+362. $9.95. The book of Leviticus ...
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Radiant God: The Christian Blog of Charisse Van Horn: The Book of ...
It?s Holy to the Lord published on Sun, 16 Sep 2007 00:00:00 GMT In the book of Leviticus, Father God laid out what was required of the children of Israel, ...
radiantgod.blogspot.com/ 2008/ 03/ book-of-leviticus.html

Cleanliness and Holiness: Physical and Spiritual Wholeness in the ...
Nowhere is this concept more clearly expounded than in the book of Leviticus. "Be holy for I am holy," could accurately be termed the motto of this book ...
www.aiias.edu/ academics/ sgs/ info/ v3n1/ andress_cleanliness_holiness.html

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society: Holiness to the ...
Holiness to the Lord: A Guide to the Exposition of the Book of Leviticus. By Alien P. Ross. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002, 496 pp., $29.99. ...
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Fred's Bible Talk - www.fredsbibletalk.com
Gordon Wenham, The Book of Leviticus (NICOT). Numbers George Bush, Book of Numbers klock&klock Gordon Wenham, Numbers IVP ...
www.fredsbibletalk.com/ otc.html

Lysamena Project on Self-Injury: Scripture and Self-Injury
Gordon J. Wenham, "The Book of Leviticus." The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, rk Harrison, ed. (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, ...
www.self-injury.org/ scriptureandsi.html

didyktile Sacrifice and Anger in Leviticus
A Commentary on the Book of Leviticus: expository and practical, .... Gordon Wenham, The Book of Leviticus (New International Commentary on the Old ...
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Old Testament Bibliography
Wenham, gj The Book of Leviticus. The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1979. (Very good work. ...
www.biblicalresources.info/ pages/ ot1/ ot_bibliography.html

CONTINUITY IN THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT
Wenham gj, The Book of Leviticus, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979. Sutton, Ray R., That You May Prosper, Tyler, TX: The Institute for Christian Economics, ...
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About the author (1979)

Gordon J. Wenham is lecturer in Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol. He was formerly professor of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire. He is a recognized expert on the Pentateuch and has written commentaries on Genesis, Leviticus and Numbers in addition to numerous studies in the Old Testament.

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