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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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(lɪˈvɪt ɪ kəs)

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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[lɪˈvɪtɪkəs] NLevítico m
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[lɪˈvɪtɪkəs] nLevitico
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The Hebrew phrase used here is va-yikra be-shem, which can also be translated as "called by the name of the Lord" or "called in the name of the Lord." What does this phrase mean?
The word "jubilee" is the English cognate of a Hebrew term yovel mentioned in the Torah in the Book of Leviticus (Va-Yikra 25:10) referring to the law of the Jubilee year.
This is the keri, followed by the Peshitta and Targum Yonatan, which say va-tikra, "she named him", although the ketiv has va-yikra, "He (David) named him".