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Leviticus in Judaism: Scripture and Society in Leviticus
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The book of Leviticus is mediated to Judaism by two Rabbinic readings of Scripture. The first, Sifra, ca. 300 c.e., asks about the relationship of the laws of the Mishnah and the Tosefta to the teachings of Scripture. The second, Leviticus Rabbah, ca. 450–500 c.e., forms of selected passages of Leviticus, read in light of other passages of Scripture altogether, large propositional expositions.

Leviticus Rabbah, closed in the mid-fifth century, sets forth, in the thirty-seven parashiyyot or chapters into which…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Leviticus in Judaism: Scripture and Society in Leviticus”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0112>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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