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Review of the hardbackritual and rhetoric in leviticus is a lively very readable and clear exposition of a scholarly approach to biblical material that watts has pioneered in the field of biblical studies. Ritual and rhetoric in leviticus uses rhetorical analysis to expose the motives behind the writing of the central book of the torah pentateuch and its persuasive function in ancient judaism rhetorical analysis of leviticus has implications not only for the form and contents of that book but also. Ritual and rhetoric in leviticus ritual and rhetoric in leviticus james w watts is professor and director of graduate studies in the department of religion at syracuse university he is the author of psalm and story inset hymns in hebrew narratives 1992 and reading law the rhetorical shaping of the pentateuch 1999 and editor of persia and torah the theory of the imperial . In this volume james watts analyzes the rituals of leviticus seeking to understand the rhetorical intent of these texts who was trying to persuade whom of what. Buy ritual and rhetoric in leviticus by james w watts from waterstones today click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over 20