[Milton-L] potestas ordinata, potestas absoluta, reason, and arbitratry commands

alan horn alanshorn at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 03:57:35 EDT 2008

> Doesn't Leviticus 10:10 make the system of purity and impurity explicit?

I didn't mean to deny that Leviticus is explicit about listing what is
clean and unclean. But the system behind it all--why, for instance,
among hoofed animals, only cud-chewing ones are clean--is left

My tentative remarks about Jewish practice were in reference to the
post-biblical period, by the way.

Alan Horn

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