The first five books are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Abitbol knew that at least one member of Westboro had committed a sin that Leviticus also deems a capital crime.
Her new book is a history and examination of bestiality and zoophilia, tracing our changing understandings from Leviticus, to modern psychiatry, the animal rights movement, and beyond.
Halakhic Midrashim are exegetic commentaries on the legal content of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Although Leviticus is basically a book of laws, it also contains some narrative (chapters 8–9, 10:1–7, 10:16–20, and 24:10–14).
Here were found fragments of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and Isaiah in addition to a substantially preserved Minor Prophets scroll.
A fifth site, at Masada, produced a Hebrew manuscript of Ecclesiasticus (c. 75 bce) and fragments of Psalms, Leviticus, and Genesis.
In particular, they oppose blood transfusions, because of the scriptural admonition against the consumption of blood (Leviticus 3:17).
…the Old Testament: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18), but Jesus filled this commandment with a new, twofold meaning.
In the final chapter of Leviticus (27), the P material is resumed with a presentation of the rules for the commutation of votive gifts and tithes.
The story, begun in Genesis and continued in Exodus and Leviticus, does not reach its conclusion until Israel successfully occupies the Promised Land.
Cave 11 yielded a Psalter containing the last third of the book in a form different from that of the Masoretic text, as well as a manuscript of Leviticus.
He cried “blasphemy” and rent his own garments, a dramatic sign of mourning that the Hebrew Bible prohibits the high priest from making (Leviticus 21:10).
The book of Leviticus in the Old Testament described quarantine regulations and sanitary practices that were used to prevent the spread of leprosy and plague.
This hypothesis suggests that Leviticus properly belongs to a larger literary unit that is variously understood to include the first four, five, or six books of the Old Testament.
When the deceased’s brother was already married it avoided problems of polygamy, and it took notice of the prohibition in the Law of Moses regarding relations with a brother’s wife (Leviticus 18:16).
The Priestly Code, containing a major section known as the Code of Holiness (in Leviticus, chapters 17–26), is found in various parts of Exodus, all of Leviticus, and most of Numbers.
This is because not all members of society can reasonably be expected to accept Leviticus as stating an authoritative set of political values, nor can a religious premonition be a common standard for evaluating public policy.
The biblical practice of driving the scapegoat from the community, described in Leviticus 16, gave a name to this widespread custom, which was said by the French intellectual René Girard to explain the basis of all human societies.
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