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book of Leviticus The book of Numbers by James Luther Mays

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Published by John Knox Press in Richmond, Va .
Written in English


  • Bible. -- O.T. -- Leviticus -- Commentaries,
  • Bible. -- O.T. -- Numbers -- Commentaries

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Edition Notes

StatementJames L. Mays.
SeriesThe Layman"s Bible commentary -- v. 4
LC ClassificationsBS1255.3 M3
The Physical Object
Pagination143 p.
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14209668M

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  Leviticus is known as a book of rules (which it is). But specifically, it’s a book of rules that the ancient Israelites believed they had to follow in order to be close to their God. That’s why it’s a vital piece of the Torah, the foundation of the rest of Scripture. Laws for Peace Offerings. (Leviticus ) 1If one’s offering is a peace offering and he offers an animal from the herd, whether male or female, he must present it without blemish before the LORD. 2He is to lay his hand on the head of the offering and slaughter it at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. The Book of Leviticus. Leviticus - For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the LORD. The Old Testament - A Brief Overview. Bible Survery - Leviticus Hebrew Name - Vayyiqra "and He called" Greek Name - Leviticus "from Levi" Author - Moses Date - BC Approximately.   Book of Leviticus. Author: Moses was the author of the Book of Leviticus. Date of Writing: The Book of Leviticus was written between and B.C. Purpose of Writing: Because the Israelites had been held captive in Egypt for years, the concept of God had been distorted by the polytheistic, pagan Egyptians.

Leviticus is composed of two basic genres Narrative History and Law. It was written by Moses about B.C. The setting of Leviticus mainly appears to take place at Mt. Sinai. The key personalities of Leviticus include Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu Eleazar, and Ithamar. Approaching a Holy God – What it means: Leviticus is very much a how-to book for ceremonies and worship practices within the Old Testament system. But this third book of the Pentateuch also illustrates that God was concerned that His people do what is right, and do it in the right way. LEVITICUS, The third book of the Pentateuch takes its name from Levi one of the twelve sons of Jacob. Levi family was chosen by God to act as priests and assistants in the Tabernacle. The first part of the book of Leviticus deals with offerings and the one that was .   This is the third book of the Old Testament immediately following the book of Exodus wherein the Hebrews have escaped the control and influence of the Egyptians. In Exodus, Israel receives the Ten Commandments. In Leviticus, those Commandments are elaborated on in detail. For instance, the sexual sins listed in Leviticus 18 are an elaboration.

Leviticus These are all of the chapters of the book of Leviticus. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of Leviticus in the Bible (New International Version).   The book of Leviticus is written in the language of ritual, and we don’t “speak” that language very much any more. The traditional wedding ceremony—with its scripted recitations, movements, rings, and so forth—is one of those rare settings where we do still participate in profound realities through ritual. Leviticus, (Latin: “And He Called”), Hebrew Wayiqraʾ, third book of the Latin Vulgate Bible, the name of which designates its contents as a book (or manual) primarily concerned with the priests and their duties. The Book of Leviticus is a record of the laws which Israelites believed God handed down to them through believe that following all of these laws, exactly and precisely, was necessary to retain God's blessings both for them personally and for their nation as a whole.