Leviticus (Bible #3)
Wish me luck, as I've got a long way to go!
This book is not the most thrilling of reads. I think I've just been reminded of why I never got beyond completing Exodus last time I attempted to read the whole Bible quite a few years ago!
The main focus of this book appears to be an almost endless list of laws, rules & regulations for both priests & the rest of humankind to abide by in order to remain alive & not be rejected by God.
This b ...more
After a strong lead the Torah tanks with three of the most boring books in the Bible: Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Having told enough stories, the priests sit down and instruct the Hebrews on what they should not do in order to keep the Lord’s favor. Rather than combining a review for all three books, I’ll do short revi ...more
In the best possibilities, the people of Israel escaped out of slavery in Egypt to a very well watched freedom. The moral is very strict about tattoos, homosexuality, see other people's nudity and various things involving animals in the region among copulate with them, to lend them, store them, steal them and eat them. The code of conduct imposed by to the children of Israel by God is very strict and full of nuances and the book of Leviticus is the continuation of Exodus in the spee...more
Sidenote: The reason for such vague and short and "eh" words on each of these books, is because I wasn't challenging the study of the Bible when I read these. I was challenging myself to read the whole Bible in a year because I knew it would be discipline to keep at it daily. I do, however, plan to pick up a book and study what it is saying. Those will be longer reads and more notes.
So here is my review from my "Read the Bible in a Year" challenge. Usually just snippets of thou ...more
Bless the name of Jesus!
The Israelites were given rules and requirements so that they could have renewed contact with God. They were required to perform certain works.
The works they did required blood sacrifice to restore them to a reunion with ...more
Fun fact: the phrase "eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth," has its source here [and likely in other places, ...more
I thought the amount of description was fascinating, but a bit repetitive. I plan to read the entire Bible cover to cover, so I'm happy that I completed this part of the challenge.
Bless the name of Jesus!
The Lord called to Moses from the Tabernacle and said to him
“Give the following instructions to the entire community of Israel. You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.
BLESS THE NAME OF JESUS!
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* They are traditional stories not attributed to a specific author
* They are religious texts not generally attributed to a specific author
Books whose authorship is merely uncertain should be attributed to Unknown.