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Leviticus

Beards

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Beards. Art from Bible times often shows Israelite men with full, rounded beards. This set them apart from the Egyptians and Romans, who were generally… Read More »Beards

Abomination

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Abomination describes a behavior or action that is utterly repulsive and detestable to God. The offenses listed in 18:24–30 defile not only the person who… Read More »Abomination

Were the Israelites vegetarians?

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Were the Israelites vegetarians? During their wilderness journey, the Israelites seldom ate the meat of large animals. It was eaten only on special occasions.

The Day of Atonement

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The Day of Atonement was the most solemn of all Hebrew festivals, focusing on personal remorse for sin. Today it is called Yom Kippur.

Lepers

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In the OT, lepers tore their garments and veiled their faces (13:45) as signs of mourning, and to show that they were separated from public… Read More »Lepers

Leprosy

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Leprosy. The “leprosy” mentioned in the Bible was not what is commonly called leprosy today (Hansen’s disease). Rather, it may have been a form of… Read More »Leprosy

Unclean

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The word unclean occurs more than 130 times in the OT, with half of those occurrences in Leviticus. It is not a statement about a… Read More »Unclean