Faculty Publications

Title

Privative Preposition מן in Purification Offering Pericopes and the Changing Face of "Dorian Gray"

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

June 2008

Abstract

Jacob Milgrom has recently responded to my privative ("from") interpretation of the preposition מן in goal formulas of purification offering pericipes. I am honored by his kind words and, as always, impressed by the penetration and clarity of his argumentation. As he recognizes, my book "Cult and Character" has affirmed some aspects of his seminal "picture of Dorian Gray principle," but has challenged other aspects.

Journal Title

Journal of Biblical Literature

Volume

127

Issue

2