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.
- Society of Biblical Literature
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