The Bible Leviticus

The book of Leviticus is a fascinating read for anyone interested in understanding the history and development of Judaism. It covers a wide range of topics, from laws on sacrifices to dietary restrictions, to cleanliness practices. Articles on topics like “Leviticus meaning”, “Leviticus 11”, and “Leviticus 19” are also available on our blog.

The book also has some surprising connections to other parts of the Bible and to modern life, so it’s worth diving into even if you aren’t particularly religious yourself.

Here are two things you might not know about Leviticus:

  1. The first mention of leprosy comes from this book (Leviticus 13:2-3). Later in the Bible, leprosy is called “the plague” (Numbers 12:10) and “the mark” (Deuteronomy 28:27). Today we know these diseases as Hansen’s disease and psoriasis, respectively.
  2. Some scholars believe that 1 Samuel 17 was influenced by Leviticus 11:6-7, which tells us that “the lion shall eat straw like an ox” and that “the cow will feed with its young.” This passage was written long before lions were known to eat grass or cows were known to suckle their young!

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Leviticus 19

Leviticus 19 is a chapter of the Bible that tells us what it means to be holy.

  • It’s about being a holy people and being a holy nation, which are synonymous when you think about it.
  • It also mentions the importance of being set apart for God’s purposes, as well as how to live with your neighbors who aren’t necessarily in covenant with Him yet.

It’s all about living as God desires us to live, so we can be blessed by Him and live out His purposes for our lives here on earth!

Leviticus 20

Leviticus 20:13, “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.”

The Bible is not always meant to be taken literally. When it says that homosexuality is an abomination and punishable by death, you should take it figuratively. The Bible also says to stone children who curse their parents, so maybe you should rethink your stance on that one too?

Leviticus 21

In this section of the book of Leviticus, we will see how God instructs the Israelites about how to deal with people who are not fit for service as priests. The first part of chapter 21 describes what kind of priest is allowed to serve in the temple:


21:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

21:2 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow unto me: I am the LORD.

21:3 Say unto them, Whosoever he be of all your seed among your generations, that goeth unto the holy things, which the children of Israel hallow unto the LORD;

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Leviticus 22

The first section of Leviticus 22 is about the holiness of God’s people. You are to observe the Sabbath, it says, and do no work on that day. No kindling a fire on that day, either. It goes on: “The person who does any work during the holy days must be put to death.”

That’s right: death! For breaking one single rule in this chapter alone! The Bible is not kidding around when it comes to obeying its commandments—the punishment for breaking them can be extreme.

Leviticus 23

In Leviticus 23, God outlines the kind of celebrations the Israelites could enjoy. He details what days of rest they could take and how they were to keep them holy.

He says that on the seventh day of each week, you should do no work (Leviticus 23:3). It’s okay if you need to work on Saturday as long as it is not your main job (that is okay) or if you have a doctor’s appointment scheduled before noon (it might be okay).

After this statement about rest, God goes into detail about what special occasions there are in his calendar. In fact, he lists over 100 different holidays! He talks about Passover and Unleavened Bread; he tells them when Yom Kippur falls; he describes Sukkot—and many other celebrations throughout this book.

The best part? There are so many ways to celebrate these festive days! You can build an Ark if that’s something that interests you or maybe just bake yourself some cookies from scratch instead of buying them from the grocery store like normal people do every day.

Leviticus 24

Blasphemy is the sin of insulting or showing contempt for God and his name. This chapter has a lot to say about what happens when we do this, as well as how God feels about it.

For example, in verses 2-3 it states: “Now behold, if anyone among you becomes unclean because of a nocturnal emission, then he shall go outside the camp; he shall not come inside the camp…” This means that if someone had an accident while sleeping (because they were drunk or otherwise), they would be forced to sleep outside their tent. And that only happens if you’re male! There are no such rules for women in Leviticus 23:15-18 where it talks about people who have their period and can’t go into their tents during ceremonies.

However, why does this law exist at all? Why does God care so much about something as minor as having an accident while sleeping? Because He cares about everything! He wants us healthy and whole before Him so we can worship Him the way He intended us too when He created humanity on earth originally based on His design plans found only within His Word – The Holy Bible itself being first among those great works accomplished by its Author’s hand alone without assistance from anyone else whatsoever (Psalm 119:89). In other words: If you’re going through some type of hardship right now then don’t worry too much because there are others who’ve been through worse things than yours before coming out stronger than ever!

Leviticus 25

Leviticus 25:1-2 reads:

‘The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: When you enter the land I am giving you, the land itself must observe a sabbath to the LORD. For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year let it rest—that is, let it lie unplowed and unused. Then all its produce shall be considered holy—a sabbath from God’s own work.”

Leviticus 25:10 reads:

and on the Sabbath day he rested from all his work of creation.’

Leviticus 26

Leviticus 26 is a chapter of the Bible that includes numerous commandments for the Israelites to follow. The following are some of the more important ones:

  • You may not eat meat torn apart by wild animals. (26:26)
  • You are not allowed to cut your hair on the sides of your head, or trim it in any way. (26:5)
  • You may not cut marks into your skin or tattoo yourself. (26:1)

Leviticus 27

Leviticus 27:30

“And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s; it is holy to the Lord.“ Leviticus 27:1-8

“If a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath binding himself by some agreement, he must not break his word but must do everything that he has said. When men make such a vow they are putting themselves under obligation before their own eyes, choosing rather to give something than to suffer loss through breaking their word. If anyone says “Amen” as an affirmation when making this kind of promise and then adds “so be it” (used in solemn wordings), he shall fulfill what was spoken by him with no need for further action on his part.” Leviticus 27:9-13

“If someone borrows money from you and pledges security against any property belonging to you which has been sold but not yet delivered by you, if you hear that your neighbor plans on redeeming it from you prior to its arrival back into your possession (outstanding loans may sometimes be redeemed prior), then let what has been sold stay with its owner until we meet again at our next scheduled assembly; thus will both parties come away satisfied. In every case where two people claim ownership over something because one had made use of some item without first asking permission from its rightful owner(s): The person who uses one thing without first gaining permission from another who owns it should pay compensation equal in value with whatever benefit they received while using said item(s). “It will be up to each person involved whether they want monetary restitution paid out immediately during those proceedings or wait until after all necessary paperwork has been completed before receiving payment so long as there is no disagreement between them about how much money would be appropriate compensation.” Leviticus 27:16-18

The Bible can be weird.

The Bible is a book of amazing stories, wisdom, and guidance. It’s also an incredibly strange book that was written thousands of years ago. Leviticus is one such weird part of the Bible—but it’s also important to understand if we want to know what God thinks about our bodies and sexuality.

How long ago did Leviticus get written? The traditional dating puts Joshua writing around 1400 BC (about 3500 years ago). But some scholars say it was written much later than this.

Who wrote Leviticus? Scholars don’t know for sure who wrote it or where they lived at the time. We do know it was most likely written by Moses before his death in 1350 BC in Egypt which would make sense because he lived there for 40 years after leaving Israel with his brother Aaron as slaves before being called by God back home as leader over His people at Mount Sinai/Horeb where Moses received commandments from God through burning bush on 15th day 16th month 17th year after Exodus

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