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Textbook Problem

Review the discussion of homosexuality in the Book of Leviticus and suggest ways that the examination might be structured as a cross-case analysis.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

The Book of Leviticus describes many things as abominations, such as wearing two different fabrics at the same time, shellfish, and male homosexual activity. It does not mention lesbian activity, but two verses reject men laying with men as a woman. The textbook urges people to read these verses in context with the rest of the Book of Leviticus. A cross-case study examines more than one case by looking closely at variables and tries to explain them.

Explanation

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A cross-case study of the Book of Leviticus reveals that there are many things in that text that are labeled as abominations. Many dietary restrictions are mentioned, with animals that are not supposed to be eaten being described as abominations, such as lobsters and eagles...

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