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The Ancient Interpretation of Leviticus 18:18
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The Ancient Interpretation of Leviticus 18:18


Wertheim, Macintosh, and Hunt 1859

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Directing his attention to Leviticus 18:18, Alexander McCaul provides a concise exposition on the ethics of marriage. Interpreting semantics from both the Masoretic texts and Septuagint, McCaul discusses the moral and relational obligations within the Jewish and Hellenistic cultures.

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Key Features

  • Focuses on Leviticus 18:18
  • Examines interpretations from a variety of groups and time periods


  • The Prohibitions of Leviticus 18, Binding on Christians
  • The Sense in Which They Were Received
  • The Interpretation of the Hebraist Jews
  • The Interpretation of the Hellenist Jews
  • The Interpretation of the Syrian Christians
  • The Interpretation of the Greek-speaking Christians
  • The Interpretation of the Latin Christians
  • Interpretations from the Fifth to the Fifteenth Century
  • Interpretations in the Age of the Reformation
  • Interpretations Since the Council of Trent
  • Objections Answered
  • Postscript

Product Details

  • Title: The Ancient Interpretation of Leviticus 18:18
  • Author: Alexander McCaul
  • Publisher: Wertheim, Macintosh, and Hunt
  • Publication Date: 1859
  • Pages: 60

About Alexander McCaul

Alexander McCaul, born in 1836, was professor of Hebrew and Old Testament exegesis at Kings College, London. McCaul was appointed as rector of St. Magnus, St. Margaret, and St. Michael.

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