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Book of Leviticus
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Third book of the Pentateuch. Portrays the rituals that priests must regulate and perform to maintain God’s presence with His people. Primarily concerned with sacrifice and regulations for maintaining holiness. Referred to as the “priests’ law,” “priests’ book,” and “the law of the offerings” in the Mishnah.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Leviticus, Book of
Leviticus, Book of Third book of the Pentateuch. Portrays the rituals that priests must regulate and perform to maintain God’s presence with His people. Primarily concerned with sacrifice and regulations for maintaining holiness. Referred to as the “priests’ law,” “priests’ book,” and “the law of the
Leviticus, Book of, Critical Issues
Leviticus, Book of, Critical Issues Surveys scholarly topics related to the study of Leviticus.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Leviticus, Book of
Leviticus, Book of. Third book of the OT, largely concerned with the duties of the levitical priests.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Leviticus, Book of
LEVITICUS, BOOK OF Third book of the OT, largely concerned with the duties of the Levitical priests.PreviewAuthorDateBackgroundPurpose and TheologyContentAncient Hebrew Text in Leviticus Leviticus 27:11–19 in 11QpaleolevAuthor A traditional alternative title of Leviticus is the Third
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Leviticus, Book Of
Leviticus (li-vit´i-kuhs), book of, the third of the Five Books of Moses, or the Torah section, of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible); it is the third book of the Pentateuch of the Christian ot. Leviticus immediately follows Exodus and is followed by Numbers. Leviticus continues the record of the Israelites’
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Leviticus, Book of (Writing)
LEVITICUS, BOOK OF. The third book of the OT, so named by the Greek and Latin versions because of its emphasis on the Levitical priesthood. The Heb. title is wayyiqrā˒, “And He called,” the first word of the book. An integral part of the Pentateuch, the narrative of chaps. 8–10 and chap. 16 continue
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Leviticus, Book of (Writing)
LEVITICUS, BOOK OF. The third book of the Pentateuch is referred to in Jewish usage as wayyiqrā’ (‘and he called’), this being the word with which it begins in Hebrew. In the Mishnah the book is variously named tôraṯ kôhanîm, ‘priests’ law’, sēp̱er kôhanîm, ‘priests’ book’, tôraṯ haqqorbānîm,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Leviticus, Book Of
Leviticus, Book ofThe third of the Five Books of Moses that comprise the Pentateuch or Torah. Leviticus forms the core of the Priestly source (P), which comprises about half of the Torah, beginning at Exod. 24:15, extending through most of Numbers, and including scattered interpolations in Genesis and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Leviticus, Book of (Writing)
LEVITICUS [lə vĭtˊə kəs], BOOK OF † The third book of the Pentateuch and of the Old Testament.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Leviticus, Book Of
LEVITICUS, BOOK OF The third book of the Pentateuch. It contains laws regarding sacrifices, legal purity, holiness, atonement, the redemption of offerings, and other subjects. Levitical laws provided directives for all aspects of religious observance and for the manner in which the Israelites were to
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Leviticus, Book of
Leviticus, Book of. The third Book of the *Pentateuch. The English title follows the Gk. and Lat. versions, the Hebrew title (וַיִּקְרָא, ‘And he called’) being the first word of the text. The Book consists almost wholly of legislation, the general subjects of which are sacrifice (1–10), ritual purification
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