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Third book of the Hebrew Bible and Jewish Torah, covering the early part of Israel's time in the desert and also containing instruction on priestly service, offerings, and other ritual matters.

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What is the significance of the number 7 in Leviticus 25:1 - 25:9?

Leviticus 25:4-9 Shemittah Seven Years
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What was the penalty for failure to observe(Pe'ah) the law of gleaning?

Several times the Israelites are cautioned to observe the law of gleaning which seemingly was a legally enforced entitlement of the poor. Leviticus 19:9-10 NASB ‘Now when you reap the harvest of your ...
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Why does the YLT not mention 'sister' in Leviticus 18:18?

And a woman unto another thou dost not take, to be an adversary, to uncover her nakedness beside her, in her life. [Leviticus 18:18 YLT] Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to ...
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Is the name of God in Romans 2:24 the same as the name of the Lord in Leviticus 24:16?

Romans 6:24; KJV; 24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. Leviticus 24:16; KJV; 16 And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be ...
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Was Jesus referring to Dan. 9:24 in Matt. 18:21, 22?

In Matt. 18:21,22 we read: Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven ...
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Seven times with each item or combined in Leviticus 14:51?

In the cleansing of a house that had leprosy it is said two birds were brought and one slain.Four items namely Hyssop,Cedar,Scarlet and the bird are to be dipped into the blood of the slain bird and ...
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Why does a woman become unclean after many days of her discharge in Leviticus 15:25?

A woman with a discharge of blood besides her monthly period is said to become unclean after a number of days of her flow Leviticus 15:25 NIV “‘When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at ...
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Is the ram mentioned in Leviticus 16 the same as the one in Numbers 29?

Leviticus 16:3 NASB Aaron shall enter the Holy Place with this: with a [d]bull as a [e]sin offering and a ram as a burnt offering. Numbers 29:2 NASB And you shall offer a burnt offering as a ...
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Where did Moses give the warning that is mentioned in Leviticus 10:3?

Leviticus 10:1-2 NLT Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu put coals of fire in their incense burners and sprinkled incense over them. In this way, they disobeyed the Lord by burning before him the wrong kind ...
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Did Jeroboam change the other feasts as well?

We are told Jeroboam changed the date of the feast of tabernacles(seven day feast) to the eighth month from the seventh month 1 Kings 12:32 NIV He instituted a festival on the fifteenth day of the ...
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Was the sanctuary not defiled in Leviticus 10:2?

Two sons of Aaron die inside the sanctuary after offering an unholy fire Leviticus 10:2 NASB And fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. There ...
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Is the lamb accepted for the redemption of sin?

The Bible referred to Jesus as the lamb of God John 1:29. The lamb was only mentioned as a sacrificial animal at the Passover, and not mentioned for the redemption of sin. The Sin Offering (Leviticus ...
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What was the significance of the change of garments in Leviticus 16?

We are told that when Aaron entered the holy of holies to do his ministry he wore linen clothing Leviticus 16:4 NIV 4 He is to put on the sacred linen tunic, with linen undergarments next to his body;...
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Is the lamb the only animal required for redemption?

Jesus is referred as the lamb who took away the sin of the world: The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29 ESV) ...
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How did they burn the remains of the paschal lamb in the morning in Exodus 12:10?

Exodus 12:10 NASB 10 And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall completely burn with fire. The next morning would be the first day of ...
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Was laying of hand upon the sacrifice essential for atonement in Leviticus 1:4?

Leviticus 1:4 KJV And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. It is said the offender shall lay his hand upon the head ...
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Is Revelation 6:9 an allusion to Leviticus 4:7?

Revelation 6:9 ESV When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. Leviticus 4:7 ESV And the priest ...
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Were High priests allowed to marry more than a wife by law

I’m reading Leviticus 21:7-9, 13, 14 that define the rules of marriage for the Priest and High Priest. It’s pertinent that the high priest must only marry a virgin from his clan: My questions are ...
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How does one reconcile Jesus, as the anointed successor (a priest), with his post cross High Priestly role when reading Leviticus 16:32&33

32The priest who is anointed and ordained to succeed his father as the high priest shall make atonement. He will put on the sacred linen garments 33 and make atonement for the Most Holy Place, the ...
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Why did Judah charge that Tamar should be burnt in Genesis 38:24?

When Tamar is suspected of having played the harlot Judah her father-in-law charges that she should be burnt. KJV Genesis 38:24 And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, ...
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Is incest father-daughter incest permissible? Leviticus doesn't seem to prohibit this occurrence [duplicate]

I have seen the other question that has been asked concerning this matter, which is similar to my own(this) question. But I will still submit this question because I wish to be given rather straight-...
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Literal or "spiritual metaphor" interpretation of "children being passed through fire"

One of the things I've been looking deeply into recently is the spiritual metaphors in the Bible. Where specific acts are associated with spiritual equivalents. Often times it's difficult to tell what ...
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Who bears the sin in Leviticus 10:17? The priest or sin offering?

In Lev 10:17 is it the offering or the priest that bears the sin? Does the Hebrew text translated as "it was given to you to take away the guilt of the community" mean that the offering took ...
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Need help clarifying Leviticus 27:22

Leviticus 27:22 reads: And if a man dedicates to the Lord a field which he has bought, which is not the field of his possession... How can a field which a person bought not be their possession, as ...
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Sacrifice of Christ and that of the Animals

In Leviticus 4:35 we read: 35 They shall remove all the fat, just as the fat is removed from the lamb of the fellowship offering, and the priest shall burn it on the altar on top of the food ...
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How do you compute the selling prices in Leviticus 25:14-16?

I'm studying the Jubilee year and came across these verses that confuse me regarding sale prices during that period: "And if you sell anything to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor’s hand, ...
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How do you reconcile Exodus 27:21 and Leviticus 24:3?

These verses say: "In the tabernacle of meeting, outside the veil which is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening until morning before the Lord. It shall be a ...
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Is Leviticus 20:18 still in effect today? [closed]

Leviticus 20:18 18 If a man lies with a woman during her menstrual period and uncovers her nakedness, he has made naked her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood. Both of them ...
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Why couldn't newborn animals be offered with their parents?

According to Leviticus 22:28: Whether it is a cow or ewe, do not kill both her and her young on the same day. Why couldn't animals be offered together with their parents on the same day?
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How come newborn animals could only be sacrificed on the eighth day?

According to Leviticus 22:27, this was the rule for offering newborn animals: “When a bull or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall be seven days with its mother; and from the eighth day and thereafter ...
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Why did God tell Moses to scout the land whether it was good or bad in Numbers 13:19?

In Numbers 13 we are told that God had instructed Moses to sent spies to scout the land.One of the instructions was to check whether the land was good or bad. Numbers 13:2,13 ESV The Lord spoke to ...
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Does the Bible forbid the making of representational art, or just the worship of it?

In Exodus 24:4-5 (KJV) one reads Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under ...
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How can a priest's father be something else than a priest?

How can Zabud be a priest, with his father Nathan being a prophet? Weren't the Levites singled off to serve as priests for the LORD? Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers; Zabud the son of ...
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Meaning of כָּמ֑וֹךָ in Hebrew / ὡς in Greek ("love thy neighbor *as* thyself")

What is the correct interpretation of the Hebrew "כָּמ֑וֹךָ" in Leviticus 19:18, or the Greek "ὡς" in Luke 10:27 (which is quoting the Leviticus verse)? I have a theory that "...
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Why did Moses tell the entire Israel God's priest-only commands in Leviticus 21?

In Leviticus 21:1, God instructs Moses to give only the priesthood a specific set of commands: And the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them... However, at ...
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Why the differing punishments for sexual sin in Leviticus 20:14, 20, and 21?

In Leviticus 20:14, 20, and 21, the Lord gives varying punishments for sexual sins: 14 If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is wickedness. They shall be burned with fire, both he and they, ...
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Were Israelite Sukkot סֻּכּ֗וֹת “Booths” in Leviticus 23:42-43 simply Ohalim אֹהָלִים “Tents”? - based on Balaam’s observations in Numbers 24:5?

When Balaam raised his eyes and saw Israel dwelling according to its tribes, and the spirit of God rested upon him - Did God confirm through Balaam that Sukkot were good “Tents”? [Bamidbar | Numbers ...
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In 2 Maccabees 12, Why did Pharisaic Jews believe posthumus money could purify souls of dead sinners - in contrast to Torah of Leviticus 17:11?

Based on [2 Maccabees 12:39-45, NRSV] we learn Judas Maccabeus believed the souls of dead idolaters were never fully atoned for through their own physical deaths (shedding of their blood) in contrast ...
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What is the symbolism related to Lev 23:40

Feast of Tabernacles is one of God's appointed times. What is the significance of Lev 23:40, in particular the branches and leafy trees? On the first day you are to gather the fruit of majestic trees,...
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Why did Jesus in John 7:2-43 ignore fulfillment of Leviticus 23:36-39 for the 8th day of חַ֧ג הַסֻּכּ֛וֹת Chag Sukkot causing Unrest instead of Rest?

When studying "Festival of The-Tabernacles" in [John 7:2-43], we read about Jesus' rather non-Messianic actions on the 8th [last] day of חַ֧ג הַסֻּכּ֛וֹת. Chag Ha-Sukkot : "**On the last ...
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When did Jesus declare all foods clean? [duplicate]

Leviticus 11: 4 “’There are some that only chew the cud or only have a divided hoof, but you must not eat them. The camel, though it chews the cud, does not have a divided hoof; it is ceremonially ...
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What is the meaning of "the life of all flesh"?

In Leviticus 17:14, the Lord says this about animal blood: for it is the life of all flesh. Its blood sustains its life. Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘You shall not eat the blood of ...
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Why cover animal blood in dust?

The Lord commanded Israel in Leviticus 17:13 to do the following with blood from hunted animals: “Whatever man of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who hunts and ...
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Does fire devour Nadab and Abihu but not their tunics?

Leviticus 10 1Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them. 2So fire ...
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In Luke 8, why didn't Christ instruct the woman to appear before the priest?

After healing a man afflicted with leprosy Christ bids him to appear before the priests and offer sacrifices prescribed by the law Mark 1:40-43 NIV 40 A man with leprosy[h] came to him and begged him ...
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Are James 2:26 and Leviticus 17:11 contradictory? [closed]

The spirit is the animating force of the body. As well, the blood accomplishes the same. When contrasted, the following passages appear to be contradict one another: Leviticus 17:11: "‘For the ...
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Leviticus 18:21 in LXX different?

In Leviticus 18:21 in the LXX it reads.. "And thou shalt not give of thy seed to serve a ruler; and thou shalt not profane my holy name; I the Lord" ... which is different from the ...
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Why did God punish Cain and Onan so differently?

Cain killed Abel in Genesis 4 and punished: 10 The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. 11Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground,...
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Does Leviticus 16:10 foreshadow Matthew 4:1?

Leviticus 16:10 But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into the wilderness as a scapegoat. Matthew 4:1 Then ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 11:4, 7 contradict Leviticus 8:5, 9?

Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, (1 Cor 11:4 - ESV) For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of ...
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