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Le·vit·i·cal

 (lə-vĭt′ĭ-kəl) also Le·vit·ic (-vĭt′ĭk)
adj. Bible
1. Of or relating to the descendants of Levi.
2. Of or relating to Leviticus.
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Levitical

(lɪˈvɪtɪkəl) or

Levitic

adj
1. (Judaism) of or relating to the Levites
2. (Bible) of or relating to the book of Leviticus containing moral precepts and many of the laws concerning the Temple ritual and construction
Leˈvitically adv
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Le•vit•i•cal

(lɪˈvɪt ɪ kəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the Levites.
2. of or pertaining to Leviticus or the law (Levit′ical law′) contained in Leviticus.
[1525–35]
Le•vit′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.Levitical - of or relating to the book of Leviticus in the Bible
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Discussion then turns to ReimarusAEs shift from a Christological interpretation of ancient Levitic ritual to a purely philological and historical focus.
Levitic, Associacio Biblica de Catalunya-Publicacions de l'Abadia de Montserrat, Barcelona 2004.
Protestant Biblical scholars point out that the Sin of Onan--that "he spilled his seed upon the ground"--was not concerned about birth control as it was about a violation of the old Levitic Law, that a brother marry his brother's widow.
In his essay on Biblical rhetoric in the Pentateuch, David Metzger, after discussing the Graf-Wellhausen literary hypothesis, contends that the various editors rhetorically represent the voices and agenda of competing power groups, including the Aaronides, the Levitic priesthood, the prophets, and the various factions associated with the monarchy.
A justified impatience from the side of women prevents seeing possibilities for gradual development, for example, through the practice of ordination to the diaconate and work on the deeper roots of the problem in the Old Testament imagery of the Levitic priesthood.
At the heart of Zadokite theology were the unconditional oaths to Abraham, David, and Zion, while Levitic theology stressed the conditional covenant with Yahweh mediated by Moses.