The Bloody Sacrifice
Leviticus is a weird book in the Bible. Many who diligently set off to read the entire Bible give up when they land on Leviticus.
But probably it comes from the wrong way of reading the book. First things first. You have to figure out the literary design of the book. What is the book addressing?
The clue is in the first verse:
“Now the Lord called to Moses, and spoke to him FROM the tabernacle of meeting.” Leviticus 1:1.
And the book starts. And then, at the beginning of the next book, we read:
“Now the Lord spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai, IN the tabernacle of meeting.” Numbers 1:1.
The prepositions changed. Meaning whatever is addressed in between worked. And that is, how unholy Israel could live in the presence of the Holy God.
That’s the first thing to understand. In my book, Bible Study Made Easy, I addressed these methods used in the book, and they are basically three:
In this book, I have taken a different approach to reading and understanding the book of Leviticus. I have looked at the bloody sacrifices, which seem repetitive. And then looked at how they apply to us, the modern Bible readers. Not the sacrifices, but the teaching in them.
I felt blessed writing this book, and I hope if the Holy Spirit leads you to get a copy, I hope it blesses you, and draws you closer and gives you a better understanding of the book of Leviticus.
Why the bloody cover? I was impressed with one verse in particular:
“The life of the flesh is in the blood.” Leviticus 17:11.
I don’t explain every verse in this book. I took the main concepts and opened them up.
You can get the book on Amazon.
Originally published at https://biblefellow.substack.com on April 1, 2022.