Friday, May 11, 2018

Mary Douglas and Leviticus

PROF. GARY A. RENDSBURG: Leviticus as a Literary Tabernacle (
The late British anthropologist Mary Douglas proposed that Leviticus was designed to reflect the structure of the Tabernacle, which in turn reflects the division of space during the revelation at Mount Sinai. In this reading, the two screens or curtains that divide the Tabernacle are represented by Leviticus’ only two narratives.
I have a couple of posts on the work of Dame Mary Douglas here and here.

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