Leviticus - Leviticus Rules for Worship Community Life...

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Leviticus Context The third book in the Torah, or Pentatauch YHWH reveals to Moses regulations that will govern Israel’s worship & daily life as the covenant community Regulations carried out primarily by religious officials, so it is a Levitical book In the early Jewish rabbinic tradition the book is called “the Priests’ Manual” Holiness is the underlying theme of the book- o Root idea of “holy” is “to be set apart” o o “The holy God came to man in redeeming love within the context of regulations and proscriptions that were designed to maintain the purity of holiness that characterized God’s essential nature.” Holiness o The presence of God in the world delineated a spere that was holy. Israel had become God’s possession. They were to be separate from all that was unholy. God provided the standard of obedience whereby holiness could be maintained. Lev. 1-7 The Five Basic Offerings
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course BIB 20483 taught by Professor Mahaffey during the Spring '08 term at Miss. College.

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