- Aug 1 10:07 AMBlessed be God.
> From: "Patrick Murphy" <patsyjoemurphy@...>She's also written two other books, one on Numbers and one on Leviticus.
> Mary Douglas. She is one of the finest
> anthropologists of our times. Her work on the Lele is outstanding. Her more
> theoretical work, Purity and Danger, offers powerful explanations for
> understanding the concept of taboo; and it makes sense of aspects of the
> Hebrew scriptures better than any study that I know.
for the one on Lv. I note with chagrin that it's now $15, whereas I
paid $70 for the hardback (with a discount!) One of the best and most
insightful treatments I've ever seen.
And I can say the same about the value and price of her book on
Numbers: see http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=6WYSG4B2DQ&isbn=019924541X&pwb=1
If you're interested in the OT, I'd say you must read these two books!