By James B. Jordon
During this path-breaking research, Biblical theologian James B. Jordan investigates the literary and theological constitution of the books in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. He indicates that the association of those books, faraway from being random, is in detail on the topic of the covenant God made with Israel at Mt. Sinai. The sacrifices and legislation of uncleanness in Leviticus, for example, shape a longer observation at the construction and fall of guy, whereas the law-section of Deuteronomy is a observation at the Ten Commandments. A separate research of Leviticus 19 unearths that bankruptcy to include seventy legislation, conscientiously prepared in a theological development. offered as define reviews, those essays are either an immense contribution to the continued dialogue of the covenant, and likewise necessary biblical studies aids for any critical Bible scholar.
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28. 53. 54. You shall not eat with blood. You shall not practise divination. And you shall not practise sorcery. You shall not cut the hair on the side [edge, corner] of your head. And you shall not clip off the side [edge, corner]. of your beard. And into And upon cutting for the dead: you shall not cut your body. the mark of a tattoo you shall not put you. lam the LoRD. 11:3. 29. 55. 56. You shall not degrade your daughter to make her a prostitute. And the land shall not become a prostitute and the land be filled with wickedness.
On the day of your sacrifice it must be eaten, or on the next day. And what remains until the third day must be burned with the fire. 9. 7. 10. And if it is eaten at all on the third day, ii is a desecration and it will not be accepted. 8. 11. And anyone eating it will bear his responsibility, for he has desecrated what is holy to the L ORD, and that soul must be cut offiom his people. I:3b. 9. 12. 13. 10. 1:4. 11. 12. And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap completely to the edge [side, comer] of your field.
Pp. ; and Kline, Images of the Spirit (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1980), p. 38 et passim. And see James B. Jordan, Sabbd Breaking and the De&h PenalQ: A Theological Investigation (Tyler, TX: Geneva Ministries, 1986), chap. 3. The Structure of the Book of Deuteronomy 59 In outlining the covenant rehearsals in Deuteronomy I have found it most convenient to use the five-fold sequenci~g model. In Moses’ various sub-sermons, the transition from one aspect of the sequence to the next is not always abrupt, and it might be possible to outline these passages differently.