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"An interesting and significant investigation of the meaning of blood in rituals and ritual-related texts in the Hebrew Bible."

"In this well written and often intriguing study Gilders discusses the meaning of blood in the rituals of the Hebrew Bible... All in all, a thought provoking and stimulating book!"

"Readers... will benefit from his methodical assessment of relevant passages and his careful critique of prevailing interpretations."

"A fascinating and noteworthy investigation of the meaning of blood rituals in the Hebrew Bible for laypersons, students of ritual, and scholars alike."

"Gilder's work stands as a sound scholarly investment."

"In this notable resource, Gilders provides a bold revision of traditional interpretative models and opens up new perspectives through his attention to latent soci-cultic dimensions of ritual activity."

"One of the most important works on its subject in recent years... Beautifully produced."