JPS Torah Commentary: Leviticus ויקרא | Notes & Review

Posted on May 20, 2010

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Baruch A. Levine. The JPS Torah Commentary: Leviticus ויקרא. The Jewish Publication Society, 1989. (284 pages)

THE COMMENTARY TO LEVITICUS

INTRODUCTION

Notes…

The Principal Types of Sacrifice (3)

The expiatory Sacrifices (18)

The Disposition of Sacrifices (34)

The Initiation of Formal Worship (48)

Admonitions on Priestly Conduct (58)

The Laws of Kashrut: Proper Foods and Vessels (63)

Regulations Concerning the New Mother (72)

The Purification of Skin Diseases (75)

Discharges from Sexual Organs (92)

The Yom Kippur Ritual (99)

The Pursuit of Holiness (110)

Definition of the Family (117)

The Laws of Holiness (124)

The Family in Religious Context (135)

Laws Governing the Priesthood (140)

The Calendar of Sacred Time (153)

A Collection of Laws (164)

The Principles of Land Tenure (168)

Epilogue to the Holiness Code (182)

Funding the Sanctuary (192)

THE EXCURSUSES

1. That Person Shall Be Cut Off (241)

2. The Meaning of the Dietary Laws (243)

3. The New Mother (249)

4. The Scapegoat Ritual (250)

5. Family Structures in Biblical Israel (253)

6. Biblical Concepts of Holiness (256)

7. The Cult of Molech in Biblical Israel (258)

8. The Development of the Biblical Festivals (261)

9. Retaliation and Compensation in Biblical Criminal Law (268)

10. The Inalienable Right to the Land of Israel (270)

11. A Priestly Statement on the Destiny of Israel (275)