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Introduction to Leviticus 18 February 2007. Leviticus Its name is taken from the priestly tribe of Levi.

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1 Introduction to Leviticus 18 February 2007

2 Leviticus Its name is taken from the priestly tribe of Levi

3 Leviticus Background Shows how Gods people fulfill their priestly calling Led out of slavery and into the sanctuary of God Israel must move from salvation to service: Israel must move from deliverance to dedication It talks about animal sacrifice for the atonement of the peoples sin It also talks about series of strict laws to govern all aspects of daily life, worship and service

4 Leviticus Outline Lev. 1 – 3 – Sweet Savor Sacrifices Lev – Non-sweet Savor Sacrifices Lev – Priestly Roles in the Sacrifices Lev – Personal Purity for Gods People Lev – Instructions For The Altar Lev – Holiness For The Individual Lev – Holy Priests And Yearly Feasts Lev – Holiness In The Promised Land

5 Leviticus 1-3 Sweet Savor Sacrifices Burnt Offering Grain Offering Fellowship Offering

6 Leviticus 4-7 Non-sweet Savor Sacrifices Sin Offering Guilt offering

7 Leviticus 8-10 Priestly Roles in the Sacrifices

8 Leviticus Personal Purity for Gods People Clean and Unclean Food Purification After Childbirth Regulations And Cleansing From Infectious Skin Diseases Regulations and Cleansing From Mildew Discharges Causing Uncleanness

9 Leviticus Instructions For The Altar Day Of Atonement Eating Blood Forbidden

10 Leviticus Holiness For The Individual Unlawful Sexual Relations Various laws Punishments For Sins

11 Leviticus Rules for Priests

12 Jewish Calendar SacredCivilName of MonthsFarm SeasonFeast 17Nisan -- Mar-AprBarley HarvestPassover 28Iyyar -- Apr-MayBarley Harvest 39Sivan -- May-JunWheat HarvestPentecost 410Tammuz -- Jun-JulGrape Harvest 511Ab -- Jul-AugOlive Harvest 612Elul -- Aug-SepDates-Figs Harvest 71Tishri -- Sep-OctEarly Rains Tabernacles 82Heshvan -- Oct-NovPlowing 93Kieslev -- Nov-DecWheat-Barley Sowing 104Tebeth -- Dec-JanWinter Rains 115Shebat -- Jan-FebAlmond Bloom 126Adar -- Feb-MarCitrus Harvest/Latter Rains 13Adar SheniIntercalary Month

13 Leviticus 23 – Annual Feasts 1.The Passover 1 st month, 14 th day of religious year March or April of Roman Calendar

14 Leviticus 23 – Annual Feasts 2.The Feast of Unleavened Bread A High Sabbath (See also Dt. 16:16) All men must appear at tabernacle OK to work 6 days unless it was a normal Sabbath Rest on 7 th day 1 st month, 15 th – 21 st days of religious year March or April of Roman Calendar To commemorate the Exodus from Egypt

15 Leviticus 23 – Annual Feasts 3.The Feast of Firstfruits Also called Pentecost Also called Feast of Weeks Also called the Feast of the Harvest A High Sabbath 3 rd month, 6 th – 12 th days of religious year May or June of Roman Calendar After the barley and wheat harvests Coincided with the giving of the Law

16 Leviticus 23 – Annual Feasts 4.The Feast of Trumpets Also called Rosh Hashanah Rosh = head; Hashanah = year 7 th month, 1 st day of religious year Beginning of civil year Sept. or October of Roman Calendar After all the harvests To blow trumpets No work allowed

17 Leviticus 23 – Annual Feasts 5.Day of Atonement Also called Yom Kippur 7 th month, 10 th day Sept. or October of Roman Calendar Day of fasting and prayer No work allowed Annual sacrifice for sins of the people Picture of what Christ did later on the cross

18 Leviticus 23 – Annual Feasts 6.The Feast of Tabernacles Also called the Feast of Booths Also called the Feast of Ingathering For thanksgiving for all the harvests To remember when Israel lived in tents A High Sabbath 7 th month, 15 th – 21 th days of religious year Sept. or October of Roman Calendar

19 Leviticus Holiness In The Promised Land Provision For The Sanctuary Protection For The Land The Sabbath Year The Year Of Jubilee Reward For Obedience Punishment For Disobedience Vows and Tithes

20 Bibliography Special thanks goes to the following: Bruce Wilkinson & Kenneth Boa for their information in Talk Thru the Bible Walt Henrichsen for his wisdom and insight shared during Bible studies he has led and in books, articles and s he has written Edward Reese for his chronology and dating in The Reese Chronological Bible


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