P1, P2, P3, and H purity, prohibition, and the puzzling history of Leviticus 11

Naphtali Meshel*

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Abstract

A new text-historical analysis of the dietary and purity laws in Leviticus 11 suggests that the relative dating of the literary strata in this chapter is different from what has been argued in the past. Based on a highly nuanced differentiation between impurity and prohibition that was the new and deliberate contribution of Priestly (non-H) writers, this analysis suggests that extensive literary activity of P took place following that of H.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalHebrew Union College Annual
Volume81
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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