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Unformatted text preview: entrails…” He finds it hypocritical that the ceremony is conducted this way. Also, he makes it seem that the animals brought forth for the sacrifice are merely just a waste of prime livestock when he mentions, “after decking the animal with garlands and finding out long before whether it is unblemished, lest they slaughter something of no use.” In addition he makes the animals seem like the victims in the matter at the statement, “as the animal lows something mournful— probably avoiding inauspicious language and already piping a halftone for the sacrifice.” It seems that the stark difference of attitude between the Jews and perhaps a layman of the time is the acceptance of the violent nature of the sacrifices. The Jews saw no problem with the goriness, and believed that it honored God. Others may have seen the rituals as unnecessary and perhaps morally wrong. It may be no wonder Jews have been ostracized throughout history....
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2010 for the course REL 1005 taught by Professor Burkett during the Spring '09 term at LSU.
- Spring '09