Loving the Neighbour and the Resident Alien in Leviticus 19 as Ethical Redefinition of Holiness

  title={Loving the Neighbour and the Resident Alien in Leviticus 19 as Ethical Redefinition of Holiness},
  author={Hendrik L. Bosman},
  journal={Old Testament essays},
  • H. Bosman
  • Published 1 December 2018
  • Philosophy
  • Old Testament essays
“Loving the neighbour” is generally accepted as fundamental to Judeo-Christian theological ethics. However, few reflect on the implications of extending “loving the neighbour” (Lev 19:18) to “loving the resident alien/foreigner” (Lev 19:33-34) within the context of the Holiness Code (Lev 17-26). This contribution argues that “holiness” is redefined in Leviticus 19 by combining the instructions related to cultic rituals (aimed at the priests) in Leviticus 1-16 with the theological-ethical issues… 

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