Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Mk. 7.15 and Purity

Recent conversations on Mk. 7.15 by James Crossley at
Earliest Christian History and Michael Turton at The Sword have drawn my attention. I wrote several pages on this passage for my thesis, but omitted them in the final draft (which I am currently in the process of emailing to be printed and am writing this blog in-between downloads). I’ll say more later, but in the interim, here is a small bibliography on purity which has direct relevance to the topic of Mk. 7.15.

- Maccoby, Hyan. Ritual and Morality: The Ritual Purity System and its Place in Judaism. Cambridge: CUP, 1999.
- Regev, Eyal. 'Pure Individualism: The Idea of Non-Priestly Purity in Ancient Judaism.’ JSJ 31 (2000): 176-202.
- Poirier, John C. ‘Purity beyond the Temple in the Second Temple Era.’ JBL 122(2003): 247-65.
- Klawans, Jonathan. Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism. Oxford: OUP, 2000.
- Dunn, James D.G. ‘Jesus and Purity: An Ongoing Debate.’ NTS 48 (2002): 449-67.
- Sanders, E. P. Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah: Five Studies. London: SCM, 1990).
- Harrington, Hannah K. The Impurity Systems of Qumran and the Rabbis. SBLDS 143; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993).
- Kazen, Thomas. Jesus and Purity Halakhah: Was Jesus Indifferent to Impurity? CBNT 38; Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 2002.

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