**Update: This sale is over as of noon, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010**
Israel Knohl’s The Sanctuary of Silence: The Priestly Torah and the Holiness School is a standard academic volume dealing with the priestly strands of the Pentateuch, written by an eminent Israeli biblical scholar. For this volume, $11.25 (+S&H) is a ridiculously great deal! (Compare this with the $37.50 you’ll pay on Amazon!)
Not everyone will be interested in this volume. If you aren’t engaged in fairly deep study of Leviticus or other texts dealing with Israel’s ritual and cult, this probably isn’t for you. But if you are trying to round out a library that already includes books like Moshe Weinfeld’s Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic School, F.M. Cross’ Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic, Michael Fishbane’s Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel, Albrecht Alt’s Essays on Old Testament History and Religion, and Menahem Haran’s Temples and Temple Service in Ancient Israel, (to name only a few) you’ll want to pick this one up.
I could be wrong, but I believe that this volume will be on sale through the weekend so if you aren’t quite ready to pounce with the Visa (like I just did!), then you’ve got a night or two to think about it!
Thanks again to the Eisenbrauns crew for the great works they provide at great prices via their Twitter sale!
(BTW: if you’re ever tempted to put Haran on sale like this, do note that I’ll pounce on that one too!) <grin>