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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Yet Chan--who previously has paired such seemingly incongruous aesthetics and philosophies as those of Charles Fourier and Henry Darger--here added a blast of hellfire from the book of Leviticus and peopled his Beckettian stage with, among others, the digital likenesses of the late rapper Biggie Smalls and film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini, twenty birds, and a bat.
Quoting from the Old Testament book of Leviticus, he declares that it is "an abomination," which he defines as "something so nasty and disgusting that it makes God want to vomit.
Do not lie with a man as with a woman; that is detestable," from the Book of Leviticus in the Old Testament.
Tatchell, whose previous demos include trying to arrest Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, said according to the book of Leviticus it was the church's duty to kill him as a gay man.
I could have used this article to argue with Archbishop Akinola and the evangelical bishops from the Oxford Diocese about what the Bible says about homosexuality but I don't actually think that the status of purity laws in the book of Leviticus or what Paul was really saying in his epistles, is what this debate is all about.
The clinical description given in chapters 13 and 14 of the Book of Leviticus could not possibly apply to true leprosy.
The Book of Leviticus recounts the violation of the Third Commandment (God's name in vain) in the legal case of a man who blasphemes and curses the name of God (Lev.
In retrospect, I now see that I was perhaps too admiring of Douglas's analysis of the Book of Leviticus.
It refers to a passage in the book of Leviticus, which declares that every 50 years there shall be a "jubilee" year in which slaves are freed, debts are forgiven and land returned to the original owner.
Reading Harrison's and Bark's essays, thus, enables me to gaze through the (distorted) lens of Christian anti-Judaism as well as into re-envisioned Christian self-understanding(s) as enacted through their very different renderings of the book of Leviticus.
That would take us to present-day Israel, but apart from the fact that finding accommodations anywhere in that country for the next year is a challenge that makes Mary and Joseph's room search seem simple, I'm not sure that the culture that gave us Saint Patti and the book of Leviticus is the way for gays to go.
The rules are codified in the Torah in the 11th book of Leviticus.