Monday, August 09, 2004

Biblical Literature, The Holiness Code

Next (chapters 17 - 26) comes what has been designated the �Holiness Code,� or �Law of Holiness,� which scholars regard as a separate, distinctive unit within the P material (designated H). It calls upon the people to be holy as God is holy by carrying out his laws, both ritual and moral, and by avoiding the polluting practices of neighbouring peoples; and it proceeds to lay down laws,

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