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VAYIKRA (Book of Leviticus) Massoretic, Hebrew, Aramaic, JPS, Kaplan texts of Genesis from the Jewish Publication Society Bible

Torah Class    Old Testament Bible Study for a New Testament Understanding

Torah is the Hebrew word for the first 5 books of the Bible and it is the foundation of the Old Testament just as the Old Testament is the foundation of the New. The Old Testament (Tanach) is the Holy Scripture that Jesus (Yeshua, in Hebrew) taught from, and His Disciples referred to, since there was no New Testament until well after the time of the Apostles that succeeded Him. The Old and New Testaments are inseparable and only when used together do we have a complete, unified, divinely-inspired Bible. Torah Class cross-references the Torah and Old Testament passages with New Testament passages to reveal their seamless continuity.

 

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Shemot - Leviticus  text with Rashi's commentary - Complete Jewish Bible

 

Leviticus - Text and Rabbinic commentary

 

Leviticus - Navigating the Bible

 

Expository Notes on Leviticus Thomas L. Constable  points out that in order for a holy God to have a close relationship with sinful people someone has to do something about sin and points out that the solution God provided was atonement. 

New International Version (Book of Leviticus) On-Line

The New English Translation (NET) Bible (Book of Leviticus)  On-Line

Leviticus  at Luther Seminary's Enter the Bible. Study basics about Bible books, people, dates, places.

Leviticus  - Wikipedia

Leviticus - Walking Thru the Bible

Leviticus - Geneva Study Bible

Leviticus - Matthew Henry's Commentary

Leviticus - Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Leviticus - Robert Jamieson's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the whole Bible

Leviticus - Scofield Reference Notes

Leviticus - Dr Bob Utley

Leviticus - World Wide Study Bible

Leviticus - Bible Notes

An Introduction to Leviticus   David Malick

An Argument of the Book of Leviticus    Outline David Malick

Leviticus - an Outline L

Leviticus - Notes

Leviticus - An Overview  Division of Student Ministry - Baptist General Convention of Texas 

Leviticus: Instruction for the Priests     Baruch A. Levine

Learning to Love Leviticus   Bob Deffinbaugh

Law - Hear, 0 Israel (the Legal Codes) Davie Napier

Leviticus Sacrifice and Sanctification Robert L. Deffinbaugh Highlights in the history of Israel part 3.

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Leviticus and Numbers Barry In the Wilderness  L. Bandstra  In the wilderness of Sinai the Israelites learned more about life in the covenant. The book of Leviticus continues the revelation of divine instructions for Israel's communal life and worship.

Dating the Pentateuch: the Book of Leviticus, and the Archaeological Anomalies and Anachronisms Walter Mattfeld  looks at the archaeological findings and compares them with the Biblical accounts.

"Equilibrium and the Sacred Compass: The Structure of Leviticus,"     John H. Walton

Dead Sea Scroll of Leviticus discovered in 1956, first unrolled fourteen years later, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

11QPaleoLev (11Q1) Leviticus scroll; image, commentary, and sample of translation

The Holiness Code of Leviticus 17-26  Gerald Larue. Taken from the repeated emphasis on Yahweh's holiness, the code is concerned with ritual purity for laity and priests.

Atonement through Blood in Leviticus    P M Venter

 Leviticus, Deconstruction and the Body Francis Landy, recovering the woman's voice in Leviticus.

The Rhetoric of Ritual Instruction in Leviticus 1-7  James W Watts

Ritual Rhetoric in the Pentateuch: The Case of Leviticus 1-16  James W Watts

Olah The Rhetoric of Burnt Offerings   James W Watts

Law - Hear, 0 Israel (the Legal Codes)  Davie Napier explains that legal code has resulted from the influence both of prophecy and priesthood coupled with the presuppositions that the God who is present and acts in history is also the God of creation.

The Dearness of Every Jew (Leviticus 1:1-5:26)      Eli Touger

Nasi – Prime Minister or President?      Judah Zoldan

"And ... restore that which he got through robbery"   Avraham Gottlieb

Making Connections: The Message of Mitzvos (Leviticus 6:1-8:36)  Eli Touger

Sinning Unwittingly (Bishgaga)     Joseph Agur

Blood and Purity in Leviticus  K. C. Hanson explains that to understand the ancient texts which Jewish and Christian communities hold as scripture, we must pay close attention to how symbols such as blood bear deep emotive power, communicating anger, disgust, relief, and devotion. They are part of larger systems of meaning and self-understanding, and cannot be pulled out of context without loss. Understanding the purity systems of ancient Israelites and early Christians can also help us reflect on our own systems of meaning and the culturally-defined systems of purity in which we participate.

The Rationale of the Laws of Clean and Unclean in the Old Testament    Joe M. Sprinkle

 "The Theology on Unclean Food,"     Gordon J. Wenham

"The Alien According to the Torah,"     Georges Chawkat Moucarry
 

Chronology of Leviticus

On Contagions: Leviticus and the Fascination of the Abomination     Gerald Majer

"The Sabbath and the Alien,"     H.R. Cole

"The Anointing of Aaron: A Study of Leviticus 8:12 In Its OT and ANE Context,"    Gerald Klingbeil

Transcendence and Immanence (Leviticus 9:1-11:47)    Eli Touger

"Leviticus 10:1: Strange Fire and an Odd Name,"     Richard S. Hess

"The Relation of Ezekiel to the Levitical Law,"     Frederic Gardiner

"The Go'el in Ancient Israel: Theological Reflections on an Israelite Institution,"    Robert L. Hubbard, Jr.

"The Levitical Dietary Laws in the Light of Modern Science,"    Thomas Key & Robert Allen

Sacrifice in the Old Testament     F.D. Kidner

Sacrificial Worship of the Old Testament     J.H. Kurtz

"Reading and Hearing Leviticus,     Arie C. Leder & David A. Vroege

Conceiving New Life (Leviticus 12:1-13:59)     Eli Touger

"Azazel in Early Jewish Tradition,"    Robert Helm

"The So-Called 'Leprosy' Laws."     M. Jastrow

"The Cleansing of the Leper,"   Charles C. Ryrie

 "Leviticus 16: Its Literary Structure,"    Angel M. Rodriguez

A Goat to go to Azazel   Aron Pinker

Was the Goat for Azazel Destined for the Wrath of God? The Enigma of the Expression ‘Azazel’ Jacqueline C.R. De Roo. Journal article Biblica looks at the ritual of atonement found in Leviticus 16.

Leviticus 16:1-34: The Scapegoat Ritual

"Exegetical Notes: Meaning of Kipper,"     R. Laird Harris

"The Scapegoat of Leviticus Sixteen,"     Charles L. Feinberg

Blood and Purity in Leviticus and Revelation     K. C. Hanson

"The Holiness-Code and Ezekiel,"     Lewis B. Paton

"The Old Testament Attitude to Homosexuality,"    Gordon J Wenham

The Name of the Lord: A Sacred Trust Leviticus 24:10-23   William D Ramey offers a detailed literary study of this passage.  Turning on a tragic chain of events, an unnamed man of mixed parentage invokes the Name of the LORD in a curse and considers the subsequent results. 

 

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