Tag Archives: The Holiness Code

Gaines- I compare Poetic P to Abe Lincoln

Having reread parts of The Poetic Priestly Source by Jason M. H. Gaines that I had trouble understanding, I come away with the importance of his belief that poetry is a matter of degrees and that his term poetic is … Continue reading

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Goldingay-darkness to light

John Goldingay, in The Theology of the Book of Isaiah, continues to consider the contents of Isaiah.  I am still reading his section on Isaiah 1-12. Probably the best known and most-preached-from passage in Isaiah is the call in chapter … Continue reading

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Milgrom-the whole land is the holy place

I am reading Jacob Milgrom’s Leviticus, a one volume commentary in the Continental Commentary series. What sparked my interest in this was Milgrom’s agreement with the theory of a few other Israeli scholars that Leviticus 17 and the chapters that follow … Continue reading

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Knohl-the rise of the Holiness School

More on Israel Knohl’s The Divine Symphony: The Jerusalem priests during the first temple period made a separation between morality and the observances and rituals required by God.  By the late eighth century this separation seemed out of whack because a … Continue reading

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