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Highlights of This Volume
Dr. Rooker's work journeys through the symbolisms and functions of the sacrificial system of ancient Israel. It guides the reader into the meaning and significance of Leviticus from a Christian perspective as well as that of the ancient context. It also confronts the critical issues of the book and argues for the Mosaic origin of the material.
About the Author
Mark F. Rooker (Ph.D. Brandeis University) is professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of a book on the language of the Book of Ezekiel and numerous articles on Old Testament interpretation and linguistic dating of Old Testament books. He is also a Bible translator and is serving as editor of the Pentateuch for the Holman Christian Standard Bible.
Contrary to popular opinion, Leviticus is a crucially important and relevant book to Christian theology and life. Mark Rooker has provided a clear and profound guide to this book. He opens up the ancient world of Leviticus to the modern church and shows how it anticipates Christ. I recommend it strongly.