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The Resource Ritual and morality : the ritual purity system and its place in Judaism, Hyam Maccoby, (electronic resource)

Ritual and morality : the ritual purity system and its place in Judaism, Hyam Maccoby, (electronic resource)

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Ritual and morality : the ritual purity system and its place in Judaism
Title
Ritual and morality
Title remainder
the ritual purity system and its place in Judaism
Statement of responsibility
Hyam Maccoby
Title variation
Ritual & Morality
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The book describes in detail the ritual purity system of the Hebrew Bible, and its development into the system of the rabbis. Certain human conditions require purification before contact is made with holy foods or areas. Recent scholarly theories (Milgrom, Neusner, Douglas) are discussed, and new theories are proposed for the origin of the Red Cow and Scapegoat rites. It is argued that the impurities concerned all derive from the human cycle of generation, birth and death, from which the Sanctuary is to be guarded; not because it needs protection from demonic powers (as in other ancient purity systems), but because of the reverence due to the divine presence. While the priestly code of holiness displays traces of earlier conceptions, its ritual has lost urgent salvific force, and has become a protocol for the Temple and a dedicatory code for a priestly people; the sources distinguish it from universal morality.--
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Provided by publisher
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1924-
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Maccoby, Hyam
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Purity, Ritual
  • Purity, Ritual
  • Rabbinical literature
Label
Ritual and morality : the ritual purity system and its place in Judaism, Hyam Maccoby, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511582707
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The sources of impurity: the human corpse -- 2. The corpse in the tent: an excursus -- 3. The sources of impurity: menstruation -- 4. The sources of impurity: childbirth: the zabah and zab -- 5. Normal emission of semen -- 6. Animals and purity -- 7. Impurity and sacrifices -- 8. The Red Cow: the paradoxes -- 9. The Red Cow and niddah -- 10. Leprosy -- 11. The purification of the leper -- 12. Corpse and leper: an excursus -- 13. Ritual purity in the New Testament -- 14. Milgrom on purity in the Bible -- 15. From demons to ethics -- 16. Ritual purity and morality -- App. A. The haberim -- App. B. The rabbinic system of grades of impurity
Control code
CR9780511582707
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 231 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521093651
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010514
Label
Ritual and morality : the ritual purity system and its place in Judaism, Hyam Maccoby, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511582707
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The sources of impurity: the human corpse -- 2. The corpse in the tent: an excursus -- 3. The sources of impurity: menstruation -- 4. The sources of impurity: childbirth: the zabah and zab -- 5. Normal emission of semen -- 6. Animals and purity -- 7. Impurity and sacrifices -- 8. The Red Cow: the paradoxes -- 9. The Red Cow and niddah -- 10. Leprosy -- 11. The purification of the leper -- 12. Corpse and leper: an excursus -- 13. Ritual purity in the New Testament -- 14. Milgrom on purity in the Bible -- 15. From demons to ethics -- 16. Ritual purity and morality -- App. A. The haberim -- App. B. The rabbinic system of grades of impurity
Control code
CR9780511582707
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 231 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521093651
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010514

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