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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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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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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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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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Cain and Abel: the scapegoat and other [closed]

Genesis 4 and Leviticus 16 Cain and Abel. Cain kills Abel and Cain is banished to the wilderness. Genesis 4 summary. Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is more than I can bear. 14 Today you are ...
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Leviticus 27 - fee for service or redemption price?

Leviticus 27:2-8 gives the "valuations" of people vowed to God. For example, If anyone makes a special vow to the LORD involving the valuation of persons, then the valuation of a male from twenty ...
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Leviticus 5 "..it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it.." exegesis

Leviticus 5 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 2 Or if a person touches any unclean thing, whether a carcass of an unclean beast or the carcass of unclean cattle or a carcass of unclean ...
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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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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 the Bible truely promote Slavery in Exodus 21:20-21 & Leviticus 25:44-46?

I recently had a discussion here where the claim was made, that the Bible "promotes Slavery". This claim was backed by Exodus 21:20-21 & Leviticus 25:44-46. Exodus 21:20-21: 20 “When a ...
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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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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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What did the ram mean to ancient Hebrew shepherds as to inform its use as a guilt/trespass offering?

Why is a ram without blemish used for the guilt offering? N.B: Unlike the bulls, goats and lambs used for sin offerings, the ram is not required to be young only that it be without blemish. Lev 6:...
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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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Was Moses a priest as suggested in Psalms 99:6?

Psalms 99:6 NIV Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the Lord and he answered them. According to the law priests were consecrated and ...
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Why when the leprosy covers the entire body the leper is pronounced pure?

In Leviticus chapter 13 we read all the regulations with regards to how to determine if a skin condition is leprousy and how to deal with someone who is affected. I always thought that the condition ...
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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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Leviticus & Numbers offerings as holistic and comparing to a typical Western world's meal

Would it be correct to compare sacrifices in the Bible books to Leviticus and Numbers to a typical meal( more specifically a meal in Western culture)? For example, Let's analyze Numbers 28. ...
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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 15:8 why are husband and wife unclean temporarily after emission of semen?

We see in Leviticus 15:18 where the man and woman are unclean until evening after a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen. Why does this make them unclean? [Lev 15:8 KJV] 8 And ...
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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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Was there anything behind the curtain of the Second Temple?

Leviticus 16:15 "He shall then slaughter the goat for the sin offering for the people and take its blood behind the curtain and do with it as he did with the bull's blood: He shall sprinkle it ...
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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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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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Why does the "Fat" belong to the Lord?

In Lev. 3:16 it says, "And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the LORD'S." The blood understandably is 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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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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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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Is the 9th commandment the same as "You shall not lie"?

Exodus 20: 15“You shall not steal. 16“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. Should we interpret “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor" as "You shall ...
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What happened to the fire on the altar during the breaking up of the camp in the wilderness?

Leviticus 6:8 8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 9 Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all ...
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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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Did the priest violate the Sabbath as alluded in Matthew 12:5?

Matthew 12:5 NASB 5 Or have you not read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple [c]violate the Sabbath, and yet are innocent? But according to the law the priests on duty had a ...
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What was Moses "content" about in Leviticus 10:20?

Leviticus 10 (KJV) gives us an account of the death of Nadab and Abihu for using a strange fire. God sends down His fire of judgement in verse 2. Moses then goes ahead to give out a series of ...
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Is this person's translation of the Hebrew of Leviticus 18:22 accurate?

Via Facebook, a friend of mine was wondering if the translation of Leviticus 18:22 presented in this article was accurate: And with a male, thou shalt not lie down in a woman's bed; it is an ...
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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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Did the Israelites pay one, or two tithes?

On the website: "Hebrew Nations" the 'two-tithes' proposition is outlined: The Two Tithes The Tribe of Levi was divided into 2 major sections, Cohens (Priests) and Levites. The First Tithe was ...
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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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Did Priests in the Old Testament Ever Eat The Entrails?

If the sin offering was offered to cover the sins of the anointed priest (Lev 4:3) then the priest wasn't free to eat ANY part of the animal. God got His part, but the rest of the animal - including ...
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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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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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In Luke 2:21-24 what is the prophetic significance of Mary buying her firstborn son back from the LORD?

[Luk 2:21-24 NASB] (21) And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. (22) And when the days ...
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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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What is the significance or symbolism of wringing off the head of a bird in Leviticus 1:14?

It is said during the offering of a burnt sacrifice of a bird the Priest shall wring off its head and burn it,then shall drain its blood,remove its feathers,divide it and then finally burn it. ...
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How much were sacrificial animals worth?

Leviticus 4-5 describes animal sacrifices. The chief priest had to bring a bull, while ordinary Israelites brought a female goat or lamb. Those who were too poor to afford a goat or sheep could offer ...
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In Leviticus 7:21 does "abominable" mean that pigs and rats are "disgusting and repulsive" or in some sense "spiritually horrible"?

In Leviticus 7:21 does "abominable" mean that pigs and rats are "disgusting and repulsive" or in some sense "spiritually horrible" or "idolatrous"?: Lev 7:21 Moreover the soul that shall touch any ...
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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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Why was Michal not stoned for adultery in 2 Samuel 3?

Michal had been given to David as his wife by his father king Saul after he had said he wanted the bride price to be hundred foreskins of the philistines. 1 Samuel 16:27 NIV 27 David took his men with ...
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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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Did Peter cut off the slave's ear to disqualify him as a priest (John 18:10)?

In John 18:10 (as well as the other gospels), Peter cuts off the ear of the slave of the high priest (NRSV): Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it, struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off ...
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Sprinkle blood 7 times in front of the veil

In Leviticus 4:5-7 (NASB) 5 Then the anointed priest is to take some of the blood of the bull and bring it to the tent of meeting, 6 and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some ...

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