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Leviticus 25:1-55  — Sabbath Rest and Year of Jubilee

Leviticus 25:1-55 — Sabbath Rest and Year of Jubilee

BIG IDEA: REDEMPTION OF BOTH LAND AND PEOPLE PATTERNED AFTER THE GENEROSITY OF THE GOD WHO OWNS BOTH THE LAND AND THE PEOPLEINTRODUCTION:Richard Hess: This text follows directly from the cultic calendar of Leviticus 23. Whereas that text considered the Sabbath (vv....
Leviticus 23:1-44  — Annual Religious Festivals

Leviticus 23:1-44 — Annual Religious Festivals

BIG IDEA: GOD’S PEOPLE AS A COMMUNITY MUST TAKE TIME ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS TO CEASE FROM WORK AND REJOICE IN GOD’S REDEMPTIVE AGENDA AND PROVISION FOR OUR NEEDSINTRODUCTION:Allen Ross: Through the observance of the festivals in the holy calendar, the Israelites were...
Leviticus 22:1-33  — Holiness for Priests – Part 2

Leviticus 22:1-33 — Holiness for Priests – Part 2

BIG IDEA: THE STANDARD OF HOLINESS REQUIRED FOR PRIESTS SPECIFIED PARTICIPATION RULES AND ACCEPTABLE SACRIFICESINTRODUCTION:David Guzik: All the ceremonies and rituals of the Old Covenant pointed towards a perfect fulfillment by Jesus the Messiah under the New...
Leviticus 21:1-24  — Holiness for Priests — Part 1

Leviticus 21:1-24 — Holiness for Priests — Part 1

BIG IDEA: THE STANDARD OF HOLINESS REQUIRED FOR PRIESTS SPECIFIED DEFILING PROHIBITIONS AND DISQUALIFYING DEFECTSINTRODUCTION:Mark Rooker: These two chapters differ from the other chapters of this section in that the regulations given are primarily directed toward the...
Leviticus 12:1-8  — Uncleanness Due to Childbirth

Leviticus 12:1-8 — Uncleanness Due to Childbirth

BIG IDEA: RITUAL PURITY MUST BE REESTABLISHED AFTER CHILDBIRTH VIA THE REQUIRED PERIOD OF SECLUSION AND THE APPROPRIATE SACRIFICESINTRODUCTION:Richard Hess: Turning from foods to childbirth, ch. 12 continues the theme of impurity. Indeed, this change signals what the...
Leviticus 10:1-20  — The Sanctification of the Priesthood

Leviticus 10:1-20 — The Sanctification of the Priesthood

BIG IDEA: PRIESTLY PRESUMPTION MUST BE SEVERELY JUDGED IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE SACRED AND THE PROFANEINTRODUCTION:Keil and Delitzsch: The Lord had only just confirmed and sanctified the sacrificial service of Aaron and his sons by a miracle,...