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Leviticus

The book of Leviticus is a manual of regulations for God's people Israel. These rules explain how the are to live as his holy people and to worship Him in a holy manner. After the covenant at Sinai discussed in the book of Exodus , Israel became God's earthly representation of His kingdom and as its King, He established his Law over them. The purpose of this Law was to set His people apart from sin and to allow them to be a beacon to the peoples around them.

The word Leviticus comes from the Septuagint and means "relating to the Levites ." The book does not deal only with the Levites but much of its content does relate to the special duties of the Levites and their duties relating to the tabernacle

StructureEdit

I. Offerings (1:1-7:38)
A. Burnt Offering (1:1-17)
B. Grain Offering (2:1-16)
C. Peace Offering (3:1-17)
D. Sin Offering (4:1-5:13)
E. Guild Offering (5:14-6:7)
F. Additional Regulations for Offerings (6:8-7:38)
II. Priests (8:1-10:20)
A. Ordination of Aaron and His Sons (8:1-36)
B. Ministry of Priests (9:1-24)
C. Death of Nadab and Abihu (10:1-20)
III. Clean and Unclean Regulations (11:1-15:33)
A. Clean and Unclean Animals (11:1-47)
B. Purification After Childbirth (12:1-8)
C. Skin Diseases (13:1-46)
D. Mildew (14:47-59)
E. Cleansing from Skin Diseases (14:1-32)
F. Cleansing from Mildew (14:33-57)
G. Bodily Discharges (15:1-33)
IV. Day of Atonement (16:1-34)
V. Holy Living (17:1-26:46)
VI. Vows (27:1-34)

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