Book 3 – Leviticus

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And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

The Book of Leviticus is primarily a book of God’s laws as relayed to the Israelites by Moses. These include:

  • Rules for sacrificing animals to God
  • Rules for dealing with diseases, particularly leprosy
  • Rules for sex and childbirth
  • Rules for the conduct of the tabernacle priests
  • Rules for buying and managing slaves
  • Rules for celebration of the 7 annual festivals
  • Rules for the 50 year Jubilee

It also includes several evocative stories, including:

  • The Burning of Aaron’s Sons
  • The List of Inedible Animals
  • The Scapegoat
  • The Stoning of the Blasphemer