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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 Leviticus 18:22 only prohibiting homosexuality that involved pagan rituals?

I have heard some progressive Christians claim that Leviticus 18:22 was only condemning homosexual activities for idolatrous rituals. I know that 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10 was using the ...
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Why did the Mosaic law prohibit the killing of an ox or sheep and its young on the same day in Leviticus 22:28?

28 But, whether it is an ox or a sheep, you shall not slaughter both it and its young in one day. What is the reason for this prohibition?
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Does Leviticus 23:6 contradict Exodus 12:18-19?

[Exodus 12:18-19 NLT] (18) The bread you eat must be made without yeast from the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month until the evening of the twenty-first day of that month. (19) During ...
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Permanent Statutes in the OT [closed]

I was reading Num 19:10 and it says that the law would be a permanent "statute" (KJV). The man who gathers up the ashes of the heifer must also wash his clothes, and he too will be unclean ...
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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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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 does Matthew 26:17 seem to ignore/contradict the instructions and schedule of Leviticus 23:5-7?

In Leviticus 23, Passover completely precedes the Feast of Unleavened Bread, with the first day being a day of convocation: [Lev 23:5-8 NLT] (5) "The LORD's Passover begins at sundown on the ...
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How to interpret Leviticus 20:21? [duplicate]

Leviticus 20:21 "'If a man marries his brother's wife, it is an act of impurity; he has dishonored his brother. They will be childless. How would childlessness be accomplished?
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Does the Law prohibit all farming with hybrid cultivars?

In Deuteronomy 22:9 (NASB) “You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, otherwise all the produce of the seed which you have sown and the yield of the vineyard will be forfeited to the ...
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Are the "Lord's offerings" the one's given during sacrifice?

In Deuteronomy 18:1 (NASB) “The Levitical priests, the whole tribe of Levi, shall not have a portion or inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the Lord’s offerings by fire and His property. Are the ...
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How to understand Leviticus 17 in light of Deutoronomy 14?

Leviticus 17:15 NIV Anyone, whether native-born or alien, who eats anything found dead or torn by wild animals must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be ceremonially unclean till ...
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What is the soul of the LORD?

English Standard Version Leviticus 25:1 The LORD spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying ... 26:30 And I will destroy your high places and cut down your incense altars and cast your dead bodies upon ...
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In Leviticus 6:2 LXX, what is the meaning of κοινωνίας?

The NLT version of Leviticus 6:2, based on the Hebrew, has this: [Lev 6:2 NLT] (2) "Suppose one of you sins against your associate and is unfaithful to the LORD. Suppose you cheat in a deal ...
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Sky like iron and earth like bronze

In Leviticus 26:19 (NASB) I will also (break down your pride of power; and I will make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze. What's the meaning of this expression?
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What is this "consumption and fever"?

In Leviticus 26:16 (NASB) I, in turn, will do this to you: I will summon a sudden terror against you, consumption and fever that will make the eyes fail and the soul languish; also, you will sow your ...
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Can a priest bury his wife?

In Leviticus 21:1-3 (NASB) 1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: ‘No one shall defile himself for a dead person among his people, 2 except for his ...
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What was Molech?

In Leviticus 18:21 (NASB) You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the Lord. In Leviticus 20:2 (NASB) “You shall also say to ...
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Is the Sermon on the Mount based on Leviticus?

In Leviticus 19:17 (NASB) ‘You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may certainly rebuke your neighbor, but you are not to incur sin because of him. Then in Matthew 5:22 (NASB) ...
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Why do translators use the phrase "insects that walk on all fours", even though insects have six legs?

In Leviticus 11 when the Lord is giving the dietary laws to Moses, the NASB translation mentions four legged winged insects. 20 ‘All the winged insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you. ...
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Did Adam & Eve's children had to procreate among their own blood?

According to my understanding of the Bible, the world was empty of humans before Adam and Eve. Does it mean that their offspring had to procreate among themselves in order to populate the earth? Why ...
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A goat for Azazel

The meaning of Azazel (Leviticus 16:8) likely resembles a fallen angel. In this passage, we read of one goat for the Lord and the other for Azazel. Then, in Leviticus 17:7 (NASB) 7 And they shall no ...
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What are "goat-demons"?

In Leviticus 17:7 (NASB) And they shall no longer offer their sacrifices to the goat demons with which they play the prostitute. This shall be a permanent statute to them throughout their generations....
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Is slaughter allowed or not?

In Leviticus 17:3-4 (NASB) 3 What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth it out of the camp, 4 And bringeth it not unto the ...
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What is "cast lots" in Leviticus 16?

In Leviticus 16:8 (NASB) Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other lot for the scapegoat. What is "cast lots" in this context?
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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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Consecration offering

In Leviticus 7:37 (KJV) 37 This is the law of the burnt offering, of the meat offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the ...
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Relevance of blood

In Leviticus 7:26 (NASB) And you are not to eat any blood, either of bird or animal, in any of your dwellings. What's is the relevance of blood which makes one being prohibited of eating it? Related ...
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Offer ram or silver?

In Leviticus 5:15 (NASB) “If a person acts unfaithfully and sins unintentionally against the Lord’s holy things, then he shall bring his guilt offering to the Lord: a ram without defect from the ...
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Is Leviticus 24 13-23 in contradiction with new testament?

I hope you can help me out with this dilemma. In Leviticus 24 (https://www.catholic.org/bible/book.php?id=3...) God says to Moses the following (V16): Whoever blasphemes the name of the LORD must ...
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Contents or feathers?

In Leviticus 1:16 BPT09 O papo com o seu conteúdo deve arrancá-lo e atirá-lo para o lugar destinado às cinzas, perto do altar, a oriente do mesmo. which translates to The crop with its contents ...
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"lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering"

In Leviticus 1:4 (NASB) And he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, so that it may be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf. What's the symbolism behind laying one's hand ...
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Why is a clean house still cursed after הִסְגִּ֣יר quarantine - in Leviticus 14?

In Leviticus / Vayikra 14, we read that a priest can declare a plastered house clean after the home owner's quarantine. - Yet the clean house still requires a ritual atonement. Why is a clean house ...
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At the Feast of Unleavened Bread, who harvested the barley sheaves for offering?

The weeklong festival of unleavened bread brought every male of the Israelites to the temple. Deuteronomy 16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place ...
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In Leviticus 25:29-30 what is the difference between the dwellings in verses 29,30 compared to the dwellings in verse 31?

My questions are why is the dwelling that is in the walled city able only to be redeemed during a one year period and that if its not it becomes established for ever and is not returned at the jubilee?...
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Law for the character of a dream? [closed]

In Leviticus 15:16 16 ‘Now if a man has a seminal emission, he shall bathe all his body in water and be unclean until evening. In Deuteronomy 23:10 10 “If there is among you any man who is unclean ...
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How would a single author theory of the Pentateuch reconcile the different time of release of the Hebrew slave?

The law regarding the time of release of a Hebrew slave, and whether the slave should be let free empty handed or not, is treated differently in Exodus, Deuteronomy, and Leviticus: Exodus 21:2: ...
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What does Leviticus 18:17 mean?

Does Leviticus 18:17 forbid all sexual relations with a mother if you had sex with her daughter or vice versa if you are not married to the one you had sexual relations with? I know the apostle Paul ...
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Is the weekly Sabbath nothing but just one of many festivals / holy convocations (Leviticus 23, Numbers 28, 29)?

Leviticus 23:1-3 (NIV) says: The Appointed Festivals 23 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the Lord, ...
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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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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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Why is leviticus 18 a whole chapter about sexual immortally but has that one verse about child sacrifice?

Lev 18:21 says: You must not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD I feel it weird that the whole chapter is about ...
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What would the new occupiers eat if they didn't harvest for 4 years

Leviticus 19:23-25 stated that the Israelites when they newly occupy their land should dedicate the proceeds of planting for 3 years. They can only start eating it in the fifth year. To my knowledge, ...
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Why did everyone in the wilderness journey ignore Moses' commandment to circumcise on the 8th day?

Leviticus 12:3 On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised. Joshua 5:7 So he raised up their sons in their place, and these were the ones Joshua circumcised. They were still uncircumcised ...
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Did God approve Balaam's use of omens according to Numbers 24:1?

Leviticus 19:26 English Standard Version “You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes. Numbers 24:1 English Standard Version When Balaam saw ...
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Where did Aaron bathe his body in Leviticus 16:24?

English Standard Version Leviticus 16:23 Then Aaron shall come into the tent of meeting and shall take off the linen garments that he put on when he went into the Holy Place and shall leave them ...
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Is it tent of meeting or tabernacle in Leviticus 10:7?

New International Version Do not leave the entrance to the tent of meeting [אֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֔ד Ohel Moed] or you will die, because the LORD's anointing oil is on you." So they did as Moses said. ...
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Did God honor Laban's divination in Genesis 30:27?

Genesis 30:27 But Laban said to him [Jacob], "If I have found favor in your eyes, please stay. I have learned by divination that the LORD [יְהוָ֖ה] has blessed me because of you." Why was ...
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« the » edges - Lv 19:27

Why did all translators I could find translate Lv 19:27 with « the edges » and not with « edges » without the « the » ? Because I don’t see in the Hebrew text the ה for « the » about edges. Thanks.
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Are there exegetical differences between 'your mother and fathers wife' in Leviticus 18:7-8?

Leviticus 18:7 NASB 7 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, that is, the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you are not to uncover her nakedness. Leviticus 18:8 NASB 8 You ...
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Why is the hired servant not allowed to eat the holy thing in Leviticus 22:10-11?

Leviticus 22:10-11 KJV 10 There shall no stranger eat of the holy thing: a sojourner of the priest, or an hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing. 11 But if the priest buy any soul with his ...
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