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

Let us be extremely clear about what Lev 18 is discussing which is explicitly stated in V3 - You must not follow the practices of the land of Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not follow ...
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Was Leviticus 18:22 only prohibiting homosexuality that involved pagan rituals?

What isn't addressed in other answers is where the claim comes from. Without understanding the claim, they fail to counter it. In particular, they all rely on the common English versions of the verses,...
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Does God command Cannibalism in Leviticus 26:27-29?

No, cannibalism is not being commanded. It is being predicted. The Hebrew word translated as "you shall eat" in this passage is the word "וַאֲכַלְתֶּ֖ם " (wa·’ă·ḵal·tem). This ...
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Why doesn't Leviticus 18 forbid a man from incest with his daughter?

The Specific is Covered in the More General Leviticus 18:17a states (NKJV): You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter If a man has a daughter, he certainly (at least in that ...
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Why doesn't Leviticus 18 forbid a man from incest with his daughter?

Although this question has been much discussed over the centuries, there is no clear consensus to explain omission of an explicit prohibition on father-daughter incest from Leviticus 18. As with many ...
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Is curling hair in general a sin?

First, the immediately surrounding verses of the text in question are significant. From verse 26 to 29, all those laws pertain to avoiding pagan beliefs and practices. Verse 27 is one of those. ...
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Leviticus says animal sacrifice will cleanse you from your sins. Hebrews says it's impossible. What does "clean" mean?

'Clean' (טָהֵר) in Leviticus 16 The Hebrew verb טָהֵר / taher is used consistently throughout the Hebrew Bible in terms of cleansing or purifying, and so in the context of Leviticus 16 the stated ...
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Does God command Cannibalism in Leviticus 26:27-29?

God in Leviticus 26:27-29 predict the future for Israel Lev 26:And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me Samaria (Northern tribes) will be put under siege, and the ...
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Was Leviticus 18:22 only prohibiting homosexuality that involved pagan rituals?

The OP has only given half the context. Verses 3 and 4 spell it out completely: 3You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of ...
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Meaning of כָּמ֑וֹךָ in Hebrew / ὡς in Greek ("love thy neighbor *as* thyself")

The preposition כְּמוֹ (of which כָּמ֑וֹךָ is the 2nd person singular inflected form) means "like, as". There is a Hebrew prayer called מִי כָמֹכָה "Mi Chamocha" from it's opening ...
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Why did God prohibit wearing of garments of different materials in Leviticus 19:19?

What is wrong with wool and linen together in Deuteronomy 22:11 ? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Is there some spiritual significance to this ? Of course. Separating the Sabbath from the rest of the ...
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Is curling hair in general a sin?

Actually, Lev 19:27 says nothing about curling the hair. Here is the text from the LXX: οὐ ποιήσετε σισόην ἐκ τῆς κόμης τῆς κεφαλῆς ὑμῶν, οὐδὲ φθερεῖτε τὴν ὄψιν τοῦ πώγωνος ὑμῶν. = Ye shall not make ...
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Why is "sacrificing children to Molek" part of the section discussing unlawful sexual relations?

Introduction It seems that the confusion may arise from the presumption that chapter's primary concern is sexual practices; it is not. It is easy to see how this confusion might arise however. As ...
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If the Exodus and conquest of Canaan took place around 1446 BC, why are there so many references to iron in that period's writing?

The iron age does not refer to the invention of iron smelting. As Wikipedia says: It is defined by archaeological convention, and the mere presence of cast or wrought iron is not sufficient to ...
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Is the 9th commandment the same as "You shall not lie"?

The problem is that many come to this commandment and apply a ‘modern/western’ dictionary definition to it. No. It means exactly what it says, it does not say what many want it to say. EXODUS 20:16 ...
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Why did God prohibit wearing of garments of different materials in Leviticus 19:19?

This doesn't directly answer the question, but it does provide interesting information about that verse. The Proof of the Exodus Hidden in the Ancient Word Sha’atnez The word, like a small number of ...
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In Luke 8, why didn't Christ instruct the woman to appear before the priest?

Leprosy was a serious disease which caused the one who had it to be sent out from among the people to live isolated, away from anyone else. This was not the case for having an issue of blood. ...
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Why does the "Fat" belong to the Lord?

Leviticus 3 gives the details of the peace offering as it pertained to God, but not as it pertained to the priests. Leviticus 7 adds: And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar: but the ...
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In Genesis 24:2 why did Abraham have his servant make his oath under his "thigh"?

Definition The Hebrew term often translated "thigh" is ירך (yārēḵ; יָרֵךְ), which HALOT notes can refer to (my numbering; HALOT has only 2 entries and groups a number of meanings under #1 of there ...
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Are the feast of unleavened bread (Leviticus 23:11) and the feast of first fruits (Leviticus 23:14) mutually exclusive?

Firstfruits and Unleavened Bread In addition to the command to eat unleavened bread at Passover and during the 7-days of Unleavened bread, bread for the sanctuary had to be made every week of the year ...
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What is the symbolic significance of performing circumcision on the "8th day"?

In a compilation made in mid-13th century France by Chizkuni, there is an explanation quoting Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai, that the 8th day had been chosen by God for circumcision of the newly born so ...
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In John 13:23-25, is Jesus reclining at dinner cuddling with "the disciple that he loved" an intentional dismissal of Leviticus 18:22?

The question in a sense has no answer because it contains an incorrect premise - that Jesus and John were 'cuddling'. As Benson says, "This phrase only expresses the then customary posture at ...
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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?

Lev 22:28 is one of the many examples of humane animal treatment enshrined in the Ceremonial law. Note the comments of these commentators: Ellicott: (28) Not kill it and her young both in one day.—...
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