Revealing Nakedness and Concealing Homosexual Intercourse: Legal and Lexical Evolution in Leviticus 18 - 10.1628/219222717X15235367195677 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Idan Dershowitz

Revealing Nakedness and Concealing Homosexual Intercourse: Legal and Lexical Evolution in Leviticus 18

Volume 6 () / Issue 4, pp. 510-526 (17)

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The list of forbidden unions in Leviticus 18 reflects comprehensive revision that obscures its original character. The motive for reworking this passage was to reverse the original text's implicit sanctioning of male same-sex intercourse. This conclusion finds support in additional biblical and ancient Near Eastern texts.
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Idan Dershowitz Born 1982; undergraduate and graduate training at the Hebrew University, following several years of yeshiva study; 2017 elected to the Harvard Society of Fellows; since 2020 Chair of Hebrew Bible and Its Exegesis at the University of Potsdam.
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