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Summary of Leviticus Chapters 11 - 20

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					Bro. Virgil L Killebrew Men's Leadership Training Class Minister Robert L Turner, Instructor Assignment ; Completed:

Summary of Leviticus Chapters 11 - 20
Chapter 11: The clean animals (i.e., such as could be eaten) were ruminant quadrupeds, which parted the hoof, were cloven-footed, and chewed the cud; aquatic animals with fins and scales; all birds except the nineteen species named; flying insects, having two long legs for leaping, such as the grasshopper. These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind. The law forbad, not only the eating of the unclean beasts, but the touching of them. For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy. Chapter 12: When a woman bears a son she is unclean for seven days, on the eight day he is to be circumcised and she will remain impure for thirty three days, if a girl is born she is unclean for two weeks and impure for sixty-six days. When the days of her purification are completed, she must bring a sin offering to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation to make atonement. Chapter 13: The plague of leprosy was uncleanness, rather than a disease. And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and when the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean. The priest is told what judgment to make, if there were any appearance of leprosy in old sores. The priest must take time in making his judgment. Particular note was taken of the leprosy, if in the head. If the leprosy of sin has seized the head; if the judgment be corrupted, and wicked principles, which support wicked practices, are embraced, it is utter uncleanness, from which few are cleansed. And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean. Chapter 14: The priest examined the leper without the camp, and if he was persuaded the sufferer was cured, he proceeded to purify him ceremonially by the two-bird ritual. The bird killed, and the live bird dipped in blood and let go. And the priest shall offer the sin offering, and make an atonement for him that is to be cleansed from his uncleanness. A plague in the house: This refers to various molds, mildews, or rots that may affect the moist plaster inside a house. Then the priest shall come and look, and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house: it is unclean. 45 And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the mortar of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place. Chapter 15: When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean. And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the evening. Also, every garment, and every skin, where the seed of copulation is, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the evening. The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening. If a woman have an issue. Another natural discharge is discussed in verses 19-24. During the period of a woman's separation, the same regulations applied as in 15:2-10. No need existed in this case for the sacrificial offerings. Chapter 16: Aaron was not to be permitted frequent entrance to the holy place within the veil or "divider," before the mercy seat . Since the priest himself needed to be cleansed before he could offer sacrifices for the people, he was to bring a bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. From the people he was to take two goats for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering, these to be offered for the people. After washing himself, the priest was to don the priestly garments. The bullock was designated as a sin offering for the priest and his house. The two goats, after being "presented before the Lord," were designated by lots for the Lord and for "the scapegoat”. The real function of the live goat is to bear away out of sight all the sins of Israel and to make evident the effect of the great work of atonement. This unique ceremony involving the second goat teaches the complete removal of sins atoned for by sacrifice. Thus the high priest would atone for the sins of the people, and for the related uncleanness of the Holy Place and the Tabernacle, which required a periodic cleansing. The man made unclean by conducting the goat into the wilderness (v. 21) had to wash his clothing and himself before returning to the community. Chapter 17: God's instructions were given to Moses and thence to the people through Aaron and his sons. All animals to be slaughtered, those suitable for sacrifice, were to be brought to the priest and sacrificed at the door of the tent of meeting. At this time the blood and the fat were to be made a part of a peace offering to the Lord. The animals were to be slain at the door of the tent of meeting rather than to be sacrificed to "devils”. The penalty for improper offering of any sacrificial animal was designated both for the Hebrews and for the foreigners dwelling among them. Neither the Hebrew nor the resident foreigner was to eat any manner of blood. The animal which had died a natural death, or had been slain by other animals, either retained its blood or had shed it in a manner which was

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Summary of Leviticus Chapters 11 - 20
ceremonially improper. Thus, even though the animal might ordinarily be considered clean, the nature of its death prevented its being eaten. When through ignorance, or without thinking, such an animal was consumed, the proper purification procedure was to be followed. Chapter 18: The Hebrew people, chosen by God to be the nation which would produce the Saviour of all mankind, were not to be allowed to indulge in the immoral and idolatrous practices of the people from whom they had just departed nor of the land into which they were soon to march. Rather, they were to walk in the way set for them by their Leader, the Lord God of Israel. Iit was with the authority of their Leader and their God that the following commandments were given to them, thus enforcing upon them their covenant obligation. The commandments were not given without a promise. The obedient individual would live. Near of kin to him. Literally, flesh of his flesh, i.e., blood relation as opposed to relation simply by marriage. To uncover their nakedness. Hebrew idiom for having sexual intercourse. This is a prohibition of incest. Other kinds of impurity and unnatural crimes are mentioned. During a woman's period of separation, no man was to approach her. The nature of the dedication that is indicated may have involved both fire and human sacrifice, although such is not stated. Molech was a heathen god who was also called Moloch, Milcom, and Malcham . He is called "the abomination of the Ammonites.” Thou shalt not lie with mankind. This perversion can not produce offspring; thus it defeats the purpose for which mankind was given such responsibility and capability. This, therefore, is rebellion both against God and against a God-ordered society, for God had told Adam to “be fruitful and multiply. . .” Defile not yourselves.. The picture in the remaining verses of the chapter is that of a person, nauseated by the corruption and vileness within, violently expelling from his system that which would only further defile him. By contrast God reminded the people that they were to look to him as their God and to separate themselves from the customs of the heathen nations and unto him. Chapter 19: The motive and inspiration for obedience to the commands which follow were to be the holiness of God. The Hebrew people were to measure their own holiness by that of God. Obedience to God's commands would insure that they would remain a separated, peculiar people of God. Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, if a child is taught respect for his parents and for God's Day, he will be more likely to have respect for the commandments of his Lord. The command to avoid turning to idols set them apart from their idolatrous neighbors. Love and generosity were to motivate the course of action to be followed. Provision for the poor and the sojourner was to be made by allowing some of the crops to remain in the field for them at harvest time. To swear by God's name falsely was to do so in order to cheat or defraud another, which act would profane his holy name. Thou shalt not respect the person of the poor. There were not to be two standards of justice: one for the rich and one for the poor. Rebuke involved reproving him, telling him where he was at fault. Doing this sincerely would reveal not only a lack of hatred but also a desire for his improvement. A man was to neither take vengeance on nor bear a grudge against his neighbor. In the land into which they were to go, they were not to eat fruit from the fruit trees for the first four years. The fruit of the first three years was to be considered unclean or forbidden, while that of the fourth year was to be dedicated to the Lord as an offering of thanksgiving. Eating the fruit in the fifth year was permitted, and in accordance with the obedience of the people, the blessings of the Lord would be upon the future bearing of fruit. Cuttings in your flesh. This prohibited any voluntary disfigurement of the person. The heathen practiced both cutting and tattooing of the body. Chapter 20: Given of his seed unto Molech. By such open rebellion on the part of one of the Chosen People, God's house and name would be belittled. 4. Hide their eyes. If the people did not perform their duty in the carrying out of the death sentence, God would bring judgment upon the man and his family, and all his companions who joined him to play the harlot. Familiar spirits. God would deal in like manner with one who turned to mediums or wizards, since this, too, was a form of spiritual adultery. The sentence to be imposed by his fellow man. Sanctify yourselves can also be rendered consecrate yourselves or show yourselves holy.9.. His blood shall be upon him means that the law of blood revenge would not obtain in the case of those who took his life.. They have wrought confusion in that they have rebelled against the divinely created order. Burnt with fire. Likelydeath was not by burning, but destruction of the remains of the executed individual was accomplished by fire. They shall bear their iniquity. Punishment by the people was not prescribed for the sins encountered in 20:19-21. It appears that God himself would see to the matter. Keep all my statutes. Since God had separated the Jews unto himself, they were to keep themselves in every way apart from the practices of the heathen who had been cast out of the Land of Promise This Promised Land was to flow "with milk and honey" , but it would not retain the Jews if they did not remain a dedicated people . They were to be holy because the Lord to whom they belonged was holy.

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