Book of Leviticus

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Noun1.Book of Leviticus - the third book of the Old TestamentBook of Leviticus - the third book of the Old Testament; contains Levitical law and ritual precedents
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Laws, Pentateuch, Torah - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
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The Seventh-day Adventist Church preaches to its members about clean vegetarian practices propagated by the Book of Leviticus. They respect their body so much that they carefully watch the foods they eat and feed their system.
Conservative churches tend to interpret biblical verses (basically the whole Book of Leviticus) on homosexual acts to mean that the heterosexual family was created by God to be the bedrock of civilization and that same-sex relationships contradict God's design for marriage and violate his will.
In the unlikely event Ruto becomes President - against all these odds against him - the Bible-toting man from Sugoi will promptly ignore the book of Leviticus 19:18, in which Christians are counselled not to seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone.
However in a response letter, a Home Office quoted five violent passages from the Bible, including sections from the Book of Leviticus and the Book of Revelations.
In the Book of Leviticus in the Old Testament, there are seven Jewish Holidays (Feasts) namely; Passover; Unleavened Bread; First Fruits; Pentecost; Trumpets, Day of Atonement; and the Tabernacles.
We think of the Ten Commandments or the entire book of Leviticus with its 613 specific rulings.
According to the Book of Leviticus, a jubilee year occurs every 50th year, during which slaves and prisoners are freed and debts forgiven.
Among their topics are Moses versus Aaron: the clash of prophetic and priestly concepts of leadership, priestly leadership in the Book of Leviticus: a hidden agenda, competing competencies: the struggle for authority in Deuteronomy 17:8-13, the structures of offices in the Heroic Narratives and the Judge Narratives and their literary-historical development, and prophetic leadership in the Book of Kings.
They are found in the legalistic biblical book of Leviticus (which means "relating to the Levites"--not to Americans), composed by an anonymous author centuries after such tribal instructions were reportedly promulgated.
("Love the foreigner as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt," the 'Book of Leviticus' says.) As I now point my boot-tips toward India and China, I'll doubtless find similar resonances in Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism.
The practice comes from the Book of Leviticus, which declares that "all citizens of Israel shall live in booths, in order that future generations may know that I made the Israelite people live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt." According to the Talmud, a sukkah is meant to be temporary and can be made out of just about anything, anywhere, even atop a camel.
A highlight from the SchA[cedilla]yen Collection is a fragment containing part of the Book of Leviticus. In the fragment text, God promises that if the Sabbath is observed and the Ten Commandments are obeyed, the people of Israel will be rewarded.