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The Book of Leviticus is a book of the Hebrew Bible that contains a lot of laws and rituals.

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Was Hannah's offering in 1 Samuel 1:24 a peace offering?

I have been studying the various offerings outlined in Leviticus chapters 1 - 6 (and elsewhere), including the peace offering. In researching the significance of the peace offering I saw a couple of ...
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How to understand Numbers 18:12 in light of Leviticus 10:8?

Leviticus 10;9 KJV Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your ...
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Why did God use Azazel during the Day of Atonement? (Leviticus 16)

Some scholars believe that Azazel is a fallen angel (demon "the book of Enoch") who brought sin to mankind; then how could God used Azazel to take away mankind's sin again? “Aaron shall ...
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"You shall not kill" vs capital punishment

During the dissemination of the Ten Commandments in Exodus, the 6th commandment says You shall not kill, but in Leviticus, Moses is given a list of rules to give to the people again, but this time ...
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Why does the priest sprinkle blood before the Lord "in front of the veil of the sanctuary"?

Leviticus 4:6 NKJV The priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the LORD, in front of the veil of the sanctuary. What does it mean for the blood to ...
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What does it mean to be "unclean"?

I'm currently reading through Leviticus. Here's what I've gathered so far: Leviticus 5:2: Certain livestock animals were considered unclean. Leviticus 5:3: Actions such as touching a dead body made a ...
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What is the significance of fine flour, oil, frankincense, and salt being essential elements in the grain offering?

Here's what I've gathered: Grain offerings typically consisted of wheat or barley. Unlike other sacrifices, grain offerings had some flexibility. Could be offered uncooked or cooked in an oven or pan ...
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What is "remaining" or "abiding" in Leviticus 16:16?

For Leviticus 16:16 what is it exactly that "remains" or "dwells" or "abides"? Is it the sanctuary or is it the sins/transgressions? I don't understand Hebrew grammar ...
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Why was the altar of sacrifice expected to always be ablaze?

Leviticus 6:12-13 New King James Version 12 And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it; it shall not be put out. And the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt ...
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Leviticus 10:10 Profane or Common?

The verse is generally translated as "the holy and the profane" or "the holy and the common". Profane has a very negative connotation while common is more neutral (to a person ...
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Why was discharge in need of a sin offering

In Leviticus 15:15, 30 NKJV 15 And the priest shall use them, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord for his discharge. ...
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If Jesus says the law won't pass away, then how can he negate the food laws?

Matthew 15:11 New English Translation What defiles a person is not what goes into the mouth; it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles a person. Jesus was Jewish and also proclaimed: Matthew 5:...
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Did Hosea sin when he married a "wife of whoredoms"?

When Hosea married a "wife of whoredoms", did he sin? Hosea 1:2 The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and ...
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Is curling hair in general a sin?

According to the LXX, Leviticus 19:27 states: You will not make curled hair from the hair of your head, nor shall you disfigure the appearance of your beard. The Greek word for curl is σισόην which ...
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Is there a technical term for paired verses for negative commandments (i.e. anything that says, "thou shalt not...")

In a previously answered question (How to understand Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13) explaining the correlation between Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, the top-rated answer from Bruce James explains that In ...
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Why is there no death penalty for the man in Leviticus 19:20-22?

Verse: (NLT)”If a man has sex with a slave girl whose freedom has never been purchased but who is committed to become another man’s wife, he must pay full compensation to her master. But since she is ...
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What did the Israelites do with the foreign children in Deuteronomy 20:14?

This question is also related to Leviticus 25:44-46 and exodus 21:4. Could foreign children be born into slavery in Israel (like the children of Hebrew servants), or would they be made slaves if their ...
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In Leviticus 4:27-35, why is the sin offering for a sin through ignorance of one of the common people a female without blemish?

As far as I know the offerings are usually male animals. This seems to be an exception. What is the reason for this?
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Leviticus 20:5 - Septuagint variant analyzed

For convenience, here is the passage (KJV, LXX): Leviticus 20:5 Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit ...
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Leviticus 16:16 - Does Uncleanesses + Transgressions(Rebellions) = Total Sin?

Thus he shall make atonement for the Holy Place, because of the uncleannesses of the people of Israel and because of their transgressions, all their sins. And so he shall do for the tent of meeting, ...
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Were the commands, concerning clean/unclean meats, from God or man?

Leviticus 11:1 – Starts with… "1 The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron: 2 “Tell the Israelites: You may eat all these kinds of land animals" then goes on to give a detailed list of which animals ...
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Did Jesus fulfill the Law of Leviticus 24:20 (eye for an eye), when he taught us to Love our enemies (Matthew 5:38-5:44)? [duplicate]

It appears that the eye for an eye Law (Levitcus 24:20) is punishing, by taking away something that we need. Whereas the Law to bless our enemy (Matthew 5:38-5:34) is like giving something good to ...
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Tithing in the churches today [closed]

Q. Why are there so many debates about tithing today? JC Pennys' chain of malls in America has the testimony of tithing; why is it negated today? Looking unto Abraham, he gave a tithe, Jacob vowed and ...
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Does the term 'Name of the Lord' in Ex 20 and Lev 22 refer to more than its literal meaning?

We read in Lev 22:32 (NRSVCE): Thus you shall keep my commandments and observe them: I am the Lord. You shall not profane my holy name, that I may be sanctified among the people of Israel: I am the ...
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Did blood in Most Holy on Day of Atonement provide atonement for the priests and for the people of Israel, or blood of burnt offering (verse 24)?

Based on reading just the Leviticus accounts, I conclude, surprisingly, that it was the blood of the burnt offering animals that provided atonement for the priests and people of Israel (16:24), and ...
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Is There Some Sort Of Health Or Scientific Reason That Explains The Benefit Of Eating Animals With A Divided Hoofs? [closed]

And the Lord spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. 3 ...
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What does Leviticus 17:7 actually denote?

Different versions of Leviticus present Verse 7 differently, for instance: So they shall no longer offer their sacrifices to goat-idols or demons or field spirits with which they have played the ...
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Did ancient peoples transition from killing their first born children to symbolically offering them?

In the Old Testament, there are a couple of verses in which the Israelites are forbidden from killing their own children as part of a religious sacrifice (not too surprising, I hope). Do not give ...
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If Leviticus 15:17 says Discharge is a sin for 1 day, does that mean masterbation is a sin for one day? [closed]

I'm trying to understand how the bible defines sexual immorality when the old testament says masterbation is a sin for 1 day as unclean. But, in the New Testament is says all sexual immorality is sin. ...
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Why did God prohibit wearing of garments of different materials in Leviticus 19:19?

Leviticus 19:19 ESV You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind. You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor shall you wear a garment of cloth ...
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Leviticus 23:40a - Three or Four Trees?

In the instructions for building booths on the feast of Tabernacles in Leviticus 23.40: וּלְקַחְתֶּם לָכֶם בַּיֹּום הָרִאשֹׁון פְּרִי עֵץ הָדָר כַּפֹּת תְּמָרִים וַעֲנַף עֵץ עָבֹת וְעַרְבֵי נָחַל ...
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Ex 32:7-14- God repents and proposes to Moses, relents to Moses' intercession, etc. -What does it mean as to God's exhaustive foreknowledge?

Do the texts indicate that God's reactions were an exaggeration? Or, if He was serious about carrying out His proposal to Moses, what are the ramifications for the certainties of God's will? Rather ...
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In Leviticus 16 was there a sign that atonement had been successful or not?

In this chapter of the day of atonement we are only told about the process of how Aaron should go about perfoming this ritual for himself and the Israelites Leviticus 16:11 NASB “Then Aaron shall ...
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Leviticus 16 - Does the casting of the lots mean that the two goats are actually one sacrifice?

Relevant verses: Leviticus 16:7-10 7 Then he shall take the two goats and set them before the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 8 And Aaron shall cast lots over the two goats, one lot for ...
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Why add a fifth when one eats the holy thing(Terumah) unintentionally in Leviticus 22:14?

KJV Leviticus 22 : 14 And if a man eat of the holy thing unwittingly, then he shall put the fifth part thereof unto it, and shall give it unto the priest with the holy thing. I found the above text ...
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What is the difference between Corban in Mark 7 and the pledges in the Leviticus 27

KJV Mark 7 : 11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free. KJV Leviticus 27 : 28 ...
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What is the significance of the number 7 in Leviticus 25:1 - 25:9? [closed]

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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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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