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FRONT MATTERTitle PagePatrons PageDedication PageCopyright PageAcknowledgmentsContentsIntroductionGlossaryAbbreviationsWEEKLY READINGSVa-yikra'TsavSheminiTazria‘Metsora'Aharei MotKedoshimEmorBe-harBe-hukkotaiTHE COMMENTARY TO LEVITICUSThe Principal Types of Sacrifice (1:1-7:38)The Burnt Offering ('Olah) (vv. 1-17)The Grain Offering (Minhah) (vv. 1-16)The Sacred Gift of Greeting (Zevah Shelamim) (vv.1-17)The Expiatory Sacrifices (4:1-5:26)Forms of the Hatta't SacrificeAdditional Means of Expiation (vv. 1-13)Uses of the 'Asham Sacrifice (vv. 14-26)The Disposition of Sacrifices (6:1-7:38)The Burnt Offering ('Olah) (vv.1-6)The Grain Offering (Minhah) (vv. 7-11)The Sin Offering (Hatta't) (6:17-23)The Guilt Offering ('Asham) (vv. 1-10)The Sacred Gift of Greeting (Zevah Ha-Shelamim) (7:11-34)Summary (7:35-38)The Initiation of Formal Worship (Chaps. 8-9)The Consecration of Priests and Tabernacle (vv. 1-36)The First Celebration of Sacrifice (vv.1-24)Admonitions on Priestly ConductThe Death of Nadab and Abihu: a Dramatic Precedent (vv. 1-7)Rules for the Priesthood (vv. 8-15)Moses Monitors the Priests and the Cult (vv. 16-20)The Laws of Kashrut: Proper Foods and VesselsThe Dietary Laws: Two CollectionsPermitted and Forbidden Food Sources (vv. 1-23)Postscript (vv. 46-47)Regulations Concerning the New MotherThe Purification of Scin Diseases (13:1-14:57) The Symptomatology (vv. 1-8)Chronic Ailments (vv. 9-17)Tsara'at as a Complication (vv. 18-46)Tsara'at in Fabrics and Leather (vv. 47-59)Purification Rites for Individuals (vv. 1-32)Tsara'at in Building Stones (vv. 33-53)Discharges from Sexual OrgansThe Israelite Male (vv. 1-18)The Israelite Female (vv. 19-30)Conclusions (vv. 31-33)The Yom Kippur RitualPreparations for Purification (vv. 3-10)The Purification of the Sanctuary (vv. 11-19) The Dispatch of the Scapegoat (vv. 20-22)Rites Subsequent to the Dispatch of the Scapegoat (vv. 23-28)Designation of an Annual Atonement Day (vv. 29-34)The Pursuit of Holiness (17:1-26:46)Prologue: Proper Forms of Worship (vv. 1-16)Definition of the FamilyThe Laws of HolinessThe Family in Religious ContextForbidden Sexual Unions (vv. 8-21)Possesion of the Land (vv. 21-27)Laws Governing the Priesthood (21:1-22:33)Restrictions and Limitations (vv. 1-24)Sacred Donations (vv. 1-33)The Calendar of Sacred TimeThe Sabbath (vv. 1-3)The Feast of Unleavened Bread (vv.4-8)Offerings from the New Grain Crop (vv. 9-14)The Shavuot Festival (vv. 15-22)The First Day of the Seventh Month (vv.23-25)Day of Atonement (vv. 26-32)The Sukkot Festival (vv. 33-44)A Collection of LawsThe Kindling of the Menorah (vv. 1-4)The Rows of Bread (vv. 5-9)Laws Governing Blasphemy and Othe Serious Crimes (vv. 10-22)The Principles of Land Tenure (25:1-26:2)The Sabbatical Year and the Jubilee (25:1-23)Additional Laws Regarding Land Tenure and Indenture (25:24-55)Epilogue to the Holiness Code (26:3-46)The Blessing (vv. 3-13)The Execration (vv. 14-45)Postscript (v.46)Funding the SanctuaryVotary Pleges in Fixed Amounts of Silver (vv. 1-8)Votary Pleges of Animals (vv. 9-13)Consecrations (vv. 14-25)Firstlings (vv. 26-27)Proscribed Property (vv. 28-29)Tithes ( vv. 30-33)The Postscript (v. 34)NOTES TO THE COMMENTARYLEVITICUS IN THE ONGOING JEWISH TRADITIONFrom Sacrifice to Alternative Forms of WorshipThe Centralized CultPost-Temple JudaismWorship and CelebrationConclusionNotes to Leviticus in the Ongoing Jewish TraditionEXCURSUSESExcursus 1. That Person Shall Be Cut Off (chap. 7)Excursus 2. The Meaning of the Dietary Laws (chap. 11)Excursus 3. The New Mother (chap. 12)Excursus 4. The Scapegoat Ritual (chap. 16)Excursus 5. Family in Biblical Israel (chap. 18)Excursus 6. Biblical Concept of Holiness (chap. 19)Excursus 7. The Cult of Molech in Biblical Israel (chap. 20)Excursus 8. The Development of the Biblical Festivals (chap. 23)Excursus 9. Retaliation and Compensation in Biblical Criminal Law (chap. 24)Excursus 10. The Inalienable Right to the Land of Israel (chap. 25)Excursus 11. A Priestly Statement on the Destiny of Israel (26:3-46)Notes to the ExcursusesExcursus 1Excursus 2Excursus 3Excursus 4Excursus 5Excursus 6Excursus 7Excursus 8Excursus 9Excursus 10Excursus 11
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