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[Middle English, from Late Latin Levīticus, from Greek Leuītikos, Levitical, from Leuītēs, Levite; see Levite.]
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(Bible) Old Testament the third book of the Old Testament, containing Levitical law and ritual precepts
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the third book of the Bible, containing laws chiefly concerning the priests and Jewish ceremonial observance.
[< Late Latin Lēviticus (liber) Levitical (book) < Greek Leuītikós. See Levite, -ic]
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Noun1.Leviticus - the third book of the Old TestamentLeviticus - 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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Why, before, he looked like the orneriest old rip that ever was; but now, when he'd take off his new white beaver and make a bow and do a smile, he looked that grand and good and pious that you'd say he had walked right out of the ark, and maybe was old Leviticus himself.
(Leviticus, xvii, 7.) The satyr was at first a member of the dissolute community acknowledging a loose allegiance with Dionysius, but underwent many transformations and improvements.
Leviticus 19:28 verse literally translates: 'And a cutting for the dead you will not make in your flesh; and writing marks you will not make on you; I am the Lord.' The word writing refers to inscribed or engraved symbols/words, and is used only here.
Being a heathen, I googled Leviticus. To sum up, we're talking hell and fury, men lying with men is an "abomination", nasty death, loads of blood you get the picture.
Beginning with the biblical obligation to rebuke in Leviticus 19:17, he explores the degree to which, and in what forms, Jewish, Christian, and early Islamic religious communities embraced, rejected, and understood the injunction.
His own Son was born into a family that could only afford two birds (Leviticus 12:8; Luke 2:22-24).
It contends that Leviticus 12:1-2 follows directly from the last verse of the preceding chapter, even though that verse concludes a literary unit that otherwise appears unrelated to ours.
Gnuse maintains that the restrictions on clothing and food laid out in the book of Leviticus were actually intended just for the priests, the kohanim.
In the "Empire" Season 3, episode 17 promo, Lucious (Terrence Howard) can be seen telling Cookie that she can not enter Leviticus Vegas.
Extant works of the school of Rabbi Akiva are Sifra on Leviticus, Sifre Deuteronomy, and Mekhilta de-Rabbi Simon on Exodus.
But Christianity is based on more than Leviticus. There is a New Testament based on love and forgiveness, and many believers are troubled and embarrassed by such Old Testament passages.
The only problem with quoting the author of Leviticus is that the same barbaric author demands the death penalty for the following offences: committing adultery; cursing your parents; making love to your daughter-in-law; and homosexuality (Leviticus 20).