Looking back at Leviticus

There was no storyline to this book which meant, for me at least, that it was a bit of a trudge to get through it. Laws are obviously important and even laws that are no longer enforced or whose current relevancy are debated over must be known when discussing people who did abide them in … Continue reading Looking back at Leviticus

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Reflections of Leviticus

There was no storyline to this chapter which meant, for me at least, that it was a bit of a trudge to get through it. Laws are obviously important and even laws that are no longer enforced or whose current relevancy are debated over must be known when discussing people who did abide them in … Continue reading Reflections of Leviticus

Leviticus 18-27: the Law and then some

Part five of Leviticus will discuss some of the laws. Not every law in this book is part of the study that I am doing here, so not all will bear mentioning. Some groupings may be summarized and others may be picked apart, which will be determined by how I see that it fitting into … Continue reading Leviticus 18-27: the Law and then some

Leviticus 16-17: Atonement and Sacrifice

Part four of Leviticus is a little short. The first chapter covered discusses the Day of Atonement and the second one is about making sacrifices. I felt like these went well together but the rest of the book starts to get into the specifics of the laws and I wanted to keep them separate. Chapter … Continue reading Leviticus 16-17: Atonement and Sacrifice

Leviticus 11-15: Cleanliness

Part three of Leviticus talks about what it is to be clean or unclean. Interestingly, the study portion of my Bible makes effort to define these words. It says that it's more about ritual than cleanliness. I had been taught in the past that it largely has to do with allergens, germs, and other things … Continue reading Leviticus 11-15: Cleanliness

Leviticus 8-10: The Grand Opening

Part two of Leviticus is about the Grand Opening of the Tent of Meeting! Chapter eight This chapter details the ordination of Aaron and his sons. This is the first time all these offerings are done as God had commanded and with quite the audience. God commands that all the people be there, standing outside … Continue reading Leviticus 8-10: The Grand Opening

Leviticus 1-7: How to offer a sacrifice

I have to admit that I've been dreading Leviticus. I've seen the Levitical laws cited in other works and have been horrified sometimes. Still, it is an important part of the Bible and we are walking through the whole thing. Leviticus begins with seven chapters on how and why to offer a sacrifice. It can … Continue reading Leviticus 1-7: How to offer a sacrifice