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.

Leviticus, Book Of

The Book of Leviticus is the third book of the Hebrew Bible and of the Five Books of Moses. Its name derives from the Levites — the tribe from which the priesthood descended — with many of the laws recorded in the book pertaining to the priesthood. The book is composed of primarily law and ritual.