Thursday, October 14, 2021

Ritual purity in the time of Jesus

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Clean or Unclean? Ritual Purity and Jewish Identity (John Drummond).
Regardless of religious party, however, a vision of a people set apart by God and fit to dwell in the midst of his holiness was central to the piety of Second Temple Judaism.

To learn more about ritual purity and its role in Jesus’ ministry, read “Jesus and Ritual Impurity” by Matthew Thiessen, published in the Fall 2021 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review.

The latter article is behind the subscription wall.

Some PaleoJudaica posts on ritual purity in ancient Judaism are collected here (cf. here) and here (cf. here).

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