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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] nLevitico
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(8.) For a different but related analysis of the question of place in a Vayikra 19:34 (or Leviticus, the third book of the Torah), see Andrew Benjamin (2013).
And after some time, I realized something about Vayikra (the Book of Leviticus) that I didn't and couldn't have gotten before.
Vayikra Rabbah says, "If a rich man says to the poor man, 'Get a job,' God says to the rich man, 'It's not enough you deprived him, but you mock him too?"
For though the yetzer hara drives man to many activities, its primary drive is to that of women, as the Zohar (Vayikra 15b) teaches; "When the yetzer hara overcomes a person it is by nothing other than sexuality." This is in consonance with the Zohar's (Ber.
We slipped out of morning services a bit early to study Vayikra Rabba, an ancient collection of midrash.
"We stand ready to perform Your commandments of which it is said, 'You shall do them and live by them,' (Vayikra 18:5) that is to say, you shall live by them and not die by them.
"Midrash and the Language of Exegesis: A Study of Vayikra Rabbah, Chapter 1 ." Midrash and Literature.
Berkovits pointed out that, in the midrash, the Rabbis described each of the "Arba Minim" (four plant species waved on Succot, the Festival of Booths) by saying, "'Ze ha'kadosh Baruch Hu, it is the Holy One, blessed be He.' (Midrash Rabbak, Vayikra 30:9)" in order to portray each commandment as God's messenger to humanity in this present world.
(42) 'Se l'offrente vuole presentare il suo sacrificio come olocausto' (Leviticus 1 (VaYikra).