Far from boring, John Hartley argues, Leviticus contains the very heart beat of faith for Jews and Christians. Experience the pure worship and holy living of God’s as you study Leviticus’ textual witnesses, composition, and theological significance. Evaluate modern critical perspectives on the book, and consider the legacy of nineteenth-century “higher critical” interpretation. Organized for easy reference, Word Biblical commentaries make an ideal Bible study companion whether you are studying a single passage or a complete biblical book.
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John E. Hartley is professor of Old Testament and chair of the department of biblical studies in the C.P. Haggard School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. He is the author of The Book of Job: New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT), Genesis: Understanding the Bible, and Salvation.