The book of leviticus easyenglish bible worship the lord in the beauty of holiness leviticus a commentary by gordon churchyard sacrifices that god accepts leviticus 17 a commentary by gordon churchyard holy priests and a holy nation leviticus 816 a commentary by gordon churchyard be holy because i am holy leviticus 1722. Genesis, exodus, leviticus, numbers, deuteronomy the schocken bible, volume 1 paperback february 8, 2000. Moses pled for the children of israel in this instance exodus chapter 32. The priest will then burn it on the altar, on the wood which is on the fire, as a burnt offering, food burnt as a smell pleasing to yahweh. Todays readers are often put off by the book s lists of laws regarding diet, sacrifice, and social behavior. Leviticus 19 niv various laws the lord said to moses, bible.
This is an indepth study on the book of leviticus, which was written in order to reveal how a sinful israel could have and maintain a relationship with the holy yahweh who dwelt among them and could express that relationship through worship. This is the holy book of leviticus, known as the third book of moses called leviticus. The word holy is mentioned more times in leviticus, than any other book in the bible. The sons of aaron the priest are to put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Moses anoints and ordains aaron and his sons as priests before the whole assembly of israel. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. While the book addresses issues of the levites responsibilities, much more significantly, all the priests are instructed in how they are to assist the people in worship, and the people are informed about how to live a holy life. The purpose of leviticus is to provide instruction and laws to guide a sinful, yet redeemed. The book of leviticus is the third book of the torah and of the old testament. Leviticus bible study outlinecontents by chapter and verse. The holy bible book 03 leviticus kjv dramatized audio.
From chapter 17, sacrifice and offerings are laid out for priests and individuals in detail. The book of leviticus is the third book of the old testament. But we do not obey all the rules in leviticus today, because we trust jesus see galatians 3. Gods laws and regulations about priests and offerings, holy days, festivals, the sabbath. Leviticus 1 niv the burnt offering the lord called to bible. All the ceremonial to do with their consecration was a vivid reminder of the importance given to their function.
The lord revealed a primary purpose for the instructions he gave in the book of leviticus. The book of leviticus niv audio holy bible youtube. It is mentioned here more than any other book of the bible. The book of leviticus, the new international commentary on the old testament eerdmans, michigan, 1979 p. Bible commentary produced by tow project the book of leviticus is grounded in the truth that god is holy. King james version this book is named for the priestly tribe of levi and is made up of laws concerning rituals and ceremonies. The book of leviticus was the first book studied by a jewish child. Bible scholar idan dershowitz concludes there is good evidence that an earlier version of the laws in leviticus 18 permitted sex between men. God gives instructions about clean and unclean food. The third book of moses leviticus from the holy bible new international version niv book 3 please note we have increased the volume and the pitch of the audio for a clearer sound, so.
God invites israel to live in close proximity to his holy presence. People who set out to read the bible straight through often stop at leviticus. You could sum up the book of leviticus with gods repeated command. Leviticus 1, new international version niv the bible app. Book of leviticus overview insight for living ministries. Helminiak, a christian author and theologian says the antigay unnatural hullabaloo rests on a mistranslation and that nowhere does the bible actually oppose homosexuality. Milgrom interpretation, a prolegomenon to leviticus 17.
Does leviticus seem intimidating because holy is its major term. The book of leviticus was written between 1440 and 1400 b. Various laws the lord said to moses, speak to the entire assembly of israel and say to them. A knowledge of the book of leviticus would accomplish that. Bible survery leviticus hebrew name vayyiqra and he called greek name leviticus from levi author moses date 1490 bc approximately. The book of leviticus contains many rules for the hebrew people. The recording is dramatized, from the king james bible. God was teaching his people that they were to be set apart or separated for holiness. The book covers the laws given by god for sacrifices, offerings, prescriptions for various types of uncleanness, lawfull and prohibited food to.
It is a part of the pentateuch, the first five books of the bible. The foundational concept of holiness in leviticus bible. Because the israelites had been held captive in egypt for 400 years, the concept of god had been distorted by the polytheistic, pagan egyptians. The following scripture is from the authorized king james version of the holy bible, now in the public domain. Learning through leviticus, volume ii thru the bible books, pasadena, 1980 p. These passages also describe how to use the altar for the sacrifices and the offerings to god. The first part of the book of leviticus deals with offerings and the one that was offered and the last part of the book deals with feasts. Just like the israelites, we are to be different from the world. The word qodesh occurs over a hundred times in the hebrew text of leviticus.
The book of leviticus also describes the duties of priests during the time of the old testament. New testament writers quote the book of leviticus over 15 times. The book opens and closes at the same geographical spot, mount sinai, where god gave the law. Understanding the book of leviticus for today by ralph. Summary of the book of leviticus the story of the bible. It lies in the center of the pentateuch, between exodus and numbers. Holiness is spoken of 152 times in the book of leviticus. Leviticus is a manual of regulations enabling the holy king to set up his earthly throne among the people of his kingdom. Highlights from the book of leviticus watchtower online. Then aarons sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood on all sides of the altar. The book of leviticus is the third book of the bible, in the group of five books known as the books of the law. The holy bible book 03 leviticus kjv dramatized audio duration. This book explores how the sacrificial rituals and purity practices cleared the way for. Leviticus is basically a text book for the priests, who were from the tribe of levi.
To many, this book is like a stretch of desert where the bones of their good intentions bleach in an endless wasteland of ancient sacrifices and strange laws. Canon tristram, speaking of the remarkable discoveries regarding the flora and fauna of the holy land by the palestine exploration officers, makes the following statement. Written by the prophet moses in the wilderness of sinai, apparently in 1512 b. Commentary on the book of leviticus by matthew henry old.602 1432 601 1544 830 121 414 660 569 1078 1447 996 1173 1205 986 877 1522 258 1432 708 674 1312 718 1138 241 656 578 563 651 955 420 452 944 916 65 511 214