By J. G. McConville, Karl Möller

The publication is a Festschrift for Prof. Gordon Wenham. Its selected subject is meant to mirror his valuable pursuits in his lengthy occupation of writing at the previous testomony, during which he has exemplified the top criteria of scholarship, but in addition written for practitioners of biblical interpretation. the subject of 'reading the legislations' has 3 features with the intention to be taken care of by way of a few of the contributions, particularly: 1. analyzing the Pentateuch: Pentateuchal feedback, narrative readings, rhetorical-critical readings; 2. analyzing the legislations: the legislation codes in historic and/or literary context, anthropological readings, the legislation with regards to prophets, knowledge, worship; three. examining the Bible ethically: e.g. ethics of marriage, struggle. individuals Prof. John Barton (Oxford college) Prof. Hugh Williamson (Oxford collage) Prof. Ronald Clements (London collage) Prof. Robert Gordon (Cambridge collage) Prof. John Rogerson (Sheffield college) Prof. Raymond Westbrook (Johns Hopkins college) Prof. Alan Millard (Liverpool collage) Dr. Walter Moberly (Durham collage) Prof. Richard Hess (Denver Seminary) Prof. Nobuyoshi Kiuchi (Tokyo Christian college) Prof. Craig Bartholomew (Redeemer collage university) Dr. Desmond Alexander (Queen's college, Belfast) Dr. Thomas Renz (Oak Hill collage) Dr. Robin Parry (Paternoster Press) Dr. Pekka PitkSnen (University of Gloucestershire) Dr. Paul Barker (Holy Trinity Church, Doncaster, Victoria)


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To put it otherwise, does its picture of Israel, in its relation to Yahweh and the responsibilities it is called to exercise in its social and political life, have relevance beyond itself? The question needs some further clarification at the outset, however. In what sense can we speak of the viewpoint of Leviticus as a thing in itself? In the biblical canon, it is part of the Pentateuch, or Torah, and thus of a narrative which runs from the creation to the point at which Israel stands on the border of its promised land.

Clements, God and Temple. 6-9. 40. G. J. Wenham, "Sanctuary Symbolism in the Garden of Eden Story," in Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem: World Union of Jewish Studies, 1986), 19-25. 41 In a telling moment at the climax of the Day of Atonement ritual, this restricted presence of human beings to God is vividly expressed. The High Priest alone enters the most holy place to "make atonement" for the tabernacle, the holy place and the sins of Israel; and while he is there "no man" is permitted to be in the tabernacle (iTiT Xb C"TK ta, Lev 16:17).

62 The rationale of God's ownership of land is maintained throughout. While Israelites may "sell" themselves to other Israelites as a remedy for poverty (v. 39), this "selling" is analogous to the "selling" of land, as it does not imply the permanent subjugation of the person who serves in this way, nor indeed the status of "slave" ("QU), since Israel is in an "QU-relationship only to God (w. 42, 55). The service given to the fellow Israelite is comparable to the exchange of money, since both illustrate the close relationship between land, labour, produce and value.

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