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Unformatted text preview: 2. “you shall not” – straight forward ii. Casuistic (cf. Covenant Code) 1. Causal law 2. “If….then…” – case by case laws b. Function: Distinctiveness i. Makes Israel different from it’s neighbors 4. The Various Corpora a. Covenant Code (Exodus 20:22-23:33) i. God makes a covenant with his people at Mt. Sinai ii. Slaves – accepted but with limitations iii. Violence – death to anyone who strikes parents b. Priestly Code (Leviticus 1-16) i. Priestly activities ii. Ritual Purity for the people iii. Purity was not caused sins iv. Menstruating is not pure, but not a sin v. Sacrifices can purify you c. Holiness Code (Leviticus 17-26) i. Obtain Purity before God ii. Ritual and Ethical laws iii. Contains laws against homosexuality...
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- Fall '07
- Law, Moses, Documentary Hypothesis